7-Foot-7 High School Freshman Is a Basketball Marvel
Robert Bobroczky, 16, is a a 7-foot-7, 190-pound Romanian who suited up in his first American varsity basketball game earlier this month for Geneva, Ohio’s SPIRE Institute. He played a few minutes in his team’s 87-51 blowout loss to First Love Christian Academy in Washington, Pa.
“It felt nice to play finally,” Bobroczky said. “The game was as fast as I expected and I still need to work a lot. I just have to be patient and work, and the results will come.”
Bobroczky is a freshman after settling at SPIRE following a two-year layover in Italy where he also played basketball.
He carries a 4.0 GPA and can speak four languages, so whether his basketball IQ can match the one off the court remains to be seen. And before you anoint him a lottery pick in the NBA, just know Bobroczky is aware that he has a lot of work to do.
“I’m mostly trying to get my body stronger and better,” he said. “I’m eating 4,000 calories per day and want to weigh between 220-230 pounds by the end of this season. I’m also working on my speed, mobility and every part of my game.”
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And here’s an interesting piece of info. His father is 7-1 and played on the Romanian national team with 7-7 Gheorghe Muresan, who played for the Washington Bullets.
Bobroczky has already attracted a lot of attention, even before he suited up stateside. Check it out below.