Tadric Jackson scored 16 points to lead the Yellow Jackets
Robert Sampson might be remembered most for his out-of-range rebound capabilities
Jackets and Tar Heels tip at 7 p.m. Tuesday at McCamish Pavilion [ESPNU]
Tech senior forward coming to the end of his collegiate career
Yellow Jackets drop another heartbreaker to Florida State
NCAA Basketball: Georgia Tech at Clemson
Men's Basketball falls to No. 15 North Carolina, 89-60; Credit: USA Today (USATSI)
Georgia Tech takes on Florida State
USATSI photos men's basketball -- 2/7/15
USATSI photos Men's basketball -- 1/25/15
Enjoyed a solid senior campaign at Georgia Tech, starting the Yellow Jackets' final 13 games, after three good years at East Carolina ... Transferred from ECU after playing in 96 games and making 52 starts for the Pirates ... Finished his three years at ECU ranked fifth on the school's all-time blocked shots list (97) ... Wore 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
Steady contributor each game in the post with 5.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in 21.4 minutes per game (5.0 ppg, 6.4 rpg in ACC games) ... Was Tech’s top frontcourt reserve for most of the season until getting into the starting lineup for the Jackets’ last 13 games ... Ranked 14th in the ACC in rebound average despite barely playing 21 minutes a game ... Grabbed 13 Feb. 28 at Clemson, his best in a Tech uniform and his second double-digit game in the last five ... Had seven points and 10 rebounds with three blocks in Tech’s Feb. 16 win against Clemson ... Best overall game of his Tech career came 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) ... Did not scored more than seven points in any game after that until getting 12 against Boston College (4-6 FG, 3-4 FT) in the ACC Tournament ... Continued to rebound well ... Started 14 games altogether ... 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 of the non-conference slate 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 six or more rebounds in 21 games ... Had 25 blocks and 18 steals for the season (No. 2 and 4 on the team, respectively) ... Scored 11 points at Northwestern, his first double-digit game as a Yellow Jacket, hitting 4-5 FG, and grabbed seven rebounds.
2012-13 (Junior 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 (Sophomore 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 (Freshman 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.