The Yellow Jackets look to bounce back against Boston College.
Sampson has made a strong impression with his rebounding and energy
Josh Heath had 12 points to help lead Northwestern in the win
Georgia Tech men's hoops looks to continue growth, good start in Orlando Classic
Yellow Jackets to play free intrasquad event at McCamish Pavilion
USATSI photos Men's basketball -- 1/25/15
Georgia Tech at Wake Forest men's basketball
Georgia Tech vs. Syracuse (USATSI)
USATSI Gallery, men's basketball -- 12/15/15
Georgia Tech vs. Northwestern men's basketball
Transferred from East Carolina after playing in 96 games and making 52 starts in three seasons with the Pirates ... Averaged 6.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 21.1 minutes per game ... Left-handed player who shot 46.6 percent from the floor and 31.8 percent behind the arc ... Tallied 11 double-doubles ... Finished his three years at ECU ranked fifth on the school's all-time blocked shots list (97) ... Led the Pirates in scoring twice and rebounding 27 times ... Wearing No. 13 at Tech after wearing No. 12 at ECU ... Made C-USA All-Academic team twice.
2014-15 (Senior at Georgia Tech) - Game-by-Game Statistics
Tech's top front-court reserve, steadily contributed each game (5.9 points and 6.3 rebounds in 21.3 minutes per game (6.3 ppg, 6.1 rpg in ACC games) ... Best game of his Tech career at Pittsburgh with team-high 16 points off the bench (6-of-8 FG, 2-of-3 on threes, 2-of-2 FT, eight rebounds, two blocks) ... Started two games, including Tech's last one against Boston College ... Scored just two points but matched his season high with nine rebounds ... Made his first start of the season against Charlotte (7 points, 6 rebounds, 3-4 FT) in place of injured Demarco Cox ... Scored nine points with seven rebounds in ACC debut at Notre Dame ... Played his most productive overall game against Appalachian State, scoring 10 points (4-6 FG) with eight rebounds and three assists with one turnover, one block and one steal in 19 minutes ... Followed that by scoring all six of his points in the final 11 minutes of Tech's win over Vandy ... Grabbed five or more rebounds in 16 games, including a high of nine vs. Marquette and Boston College ... Seventeen blocks and 11 steals for the season (both No. 2 on the team) ... Ranks 18th in the ACC in rebound average ... Leads team in fouls (55, 1 dq) ... Scored 11 points at Northwestern, his first double-digit game as a Yellow Jacket, hitting 4-5 FG, and grabbed seven rebounds in season-high 29 minutes.
2012-13 (at East Carolina) - Game-by-Game Statistics
Started all 33 games that he played ... Missed games against Memphis and Rice due to injury ... Named to the CIT all-tournament team ... Scored double figures in 16 games ... Was the team's leading rebounder 19 times and grabbed double figure rebounds 12 times ... Ranked third in the league (36th nationally) in rebounding (9.2) and fifth in blocked shots (1.8) ... Posted eight double-doubles ... Posted his third career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds against Methodist to go along with a career-best four blocked shots ... Grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds and scored 17 points against Appalachian State, going 7-of-13 from the field (no 3-pointers) and 3-of-3 at the free throw line ... Posted his second consecutive double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds at Georgia State, going 5-of-11 from the floor with two 3-pointers ... Pulled down 15 rebounds against Gardner-Webb ... Posted a double-double against UCF at home with 11 points an 10 rebounds ... Grabbed 17 rebounds and scored 10 points at Marshall ... Recorded a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds versus Southern Miss ... Had 14 rebounds in the CIT First Round against Savannah State ... Recorded his seventh double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds against Loyola followed by eighth the following game against Evansville (11 points, 13 rebounds) ... Had 12 points and eight rebounds in the CIT championship game against Weber State.
2011-12 (at East Carolina) - Game-by-Game Statistics
Played in 29 games and made 18 starts, including the final eight ... Averaged 5.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game ... Ranked third on the team in rebounding and field goal percentage (.449) ... Shot nearly 45 percent (.444) from behind the arc, sinking 24-of-54 attempts ... Scored a career-high 19 points at Marshall, going 7-of-8 from the field with three 3-pointers ... Also grabbed 10 rebounds in the game for his second double-double of the year ... ... Recorded his first career double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds at Campbell ... Grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds at Houston ... Scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds during the quarterfinals of the C-USA tournament.
2010-11 (at East Carolina) - Game-by-Game Statistics
Played in all 34 games, averaging 3.3 points and 3.0 rebounds per game ... Averaged 13.3 minutes per game, playing over 20 minutes four times ... Made his lone start of the season at Marshall ... Scored double figures in two games with a career-high 12 points in the Conference USA Championship quarterfinals against UCF ... Scored 10 points versus N.C. State ... Snatched six or more rebounds in a game seven times ... Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds against Fayetteville State and versus SMU.
Spent his senior season at The Bullis School in Potomac, Md. ... Averaged 10.4 points and 9.6 rebounds per game ... Shot 52 percent from the field and 38 per-cent from behind the arc ... Earned All-Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC) Tournament honors, helping Bullis capture the tournament championship ... Coached by Bruce Kelley ... Played his freshman and sophomore season at Northview High School in suburban Atlanta ... Split his junior season between Northview and Henderson International School in Las Vegas, where he played seven games.
Full name is Robert Alan Sampson ... Born June 23, 1992 in Sacramento, Calif. ... Son of Aleize and Ralph Sampson, Jr. ... Siblings are Rachel (24), Ralph III (22) and Anna (13) ... Father was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame in 2012 ... Brother Ralph was a four-year letterman on the basketball team at the University of Minnesota ... AAU team was the Atlanta Celtics ... Enjoys swimming and bowling ... Studying Business Administration at Tech.