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Robin Lopez
Robin Lopez at Suns at Warriors 3-15-09 1.JPG
Lopez in March 2009
Phoenix Suns  – No. 15
Center
Born April 1, 1988 (1988-04-01) (age 21)
North Hollywood, California
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
League NBA
High school San Joaquin Memorial
College Stanford
Draft 1st Round, 15th overall, 2008
Phoenix Suns
Pro career 2008 –present
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Robin Byron Lopez (born April 1, 1988 in North Hollywood, California) is an American professional basketball player. On June 26, 2008 he was drafted by the NBA's Phoenix Suns as the 15th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. He played basketball for the Stanford Cardinal, and he is the identical twin brother of former college teammate Brook Lopez, now playing for the New Jersey Nets.

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Early years

Robin Lopez was born in North Hollywood, California to Heriberto Lopez and Deborah Ledford. He was born into a life of basketball, as his grandfather played at the University of Colorado. His aunt was an architect residing in the Bay Area. Lopez moved from Hollywood, California to Oak Harbor, Washington while in second grade to be near his older brother, Alex, who was playing basketball at the University of Washington at the time. He moved to his current hometown of Fresno, California a year later, where he attended San Joaquin Memorial High School. There, he played with his twin brother Brook Lopez, as well as current Washington standout Quincy Pondexter. Both teammates played with Lopez on their successful AAU team, the Elite Basketball Organization (EBO), along with Derrick Jasper of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Trevo'nn Willis of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Lopez was named MVP of the Adidas Superstar Camp Underclass All-Star game his junior year and to both the 2006 McDonald's All American team and the Parade All-American team his senior year.

College career

Lopez was one of just three players for the Cardinal team to start all 31 games in the 2006–2007 season. He averaged 7.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, while averaging 24 minutes.[1] He led the team with 73 blocked shots, breaking the Stanford record for a freshman and recording the second highest single season record in Stanford history. This mark also was the highest in the Pacific 10 conference. With his twin brother, Brook, the two blocked more shots than seven Pac-10 teams.[2] Lopez also had two double-doubles on the season.

Lopez had his 100th career block in a game versus Santa Clara University on December 19, 2007. In his sophomore season, Lopez achieved All Pac-10 Defensive Team honors while also being named an Honorable Mention to the All Pac-10 team.[3] He was second in the Pac-10 in blocks for the season. With 83 blocks in his second season, Lopez moved into second place all time for career blocks by a Stanford player.

Lopez declared that he would enter the 2008 NBA draft on March 31, 2008, after just two seasons at Stanford.[4] He was selected 15th overall by the Phoenix Suns. After being drafted by the Suns, Lopez said: "I was hoping I'd drop. I think I was the only person in the draft that was hoping he'd drop."[5]

Career statistics

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College

Season averages

Year Age G MIN PTS REB AST TO A/T STL BLK PF FG% FT% 3P% PPS
2006–2007 18 31 24.0 7.5 5.5 0.9 1.5 0.63 0.2 2.4 2.3 .480 .545 0.00 1.17
2007–2008 19 36 24.5 10.2 5.7 0.6 1.8 0.33 0.5 2.3 2.6 .534 .652 1.000 1.40

Season totals

Rebounds
Year Age G MIN FG FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA PTS OFF DEF TOT AST TO STL BLK PF
2006–2007 18 31 743 96 200 42 77 0 1 234 78 94 172 29 46 5 73 72
2007–2008 19 36 883 140 262 86 132 1 1 367 93 111 204 22 63 18 83 94

NBA

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Phoenix 60 7 10.2 .518 .000 .691 2.0 .1 .2 .7 3.2
Career 60 7 10.2 .518 .000 .691 2.0 .1 .2 .7 3.2

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