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Robert Archibald

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Notes: Robert Archibald was Illinois' primary low-post scorer and led the Big Ten in field goal percentage (.659 percent). The native of Paisley, Scotland averaged 10.6 ppg on the season and was Illinois fourth-leading scorer in Big Ten play at 10.9 ppg. He was second on the team in rebounding at 5.5 rpg, which ranked 14th in the Big Ten.

As a senior, Archibald scored in double figures 18 times and led Illinois in scoring five times. He led Illinois in rebounding 12 times. As a result, Archibald was selected third team All-Big Ten by league coaches and honorable mention All-Big Ten by the media. He tied his career-high with 25 points and made it a double-double with 10 boards against Penn State, making 11-12 (.917) field goals for the second-best shooting day in Illinois history. Averaged 13.5 points during the Big Ten Tournament and scored 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting in NCAA Tournament second-round victory over Creighton. Also led Illinois with double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds in Sweet 16 loss to Kansas.

Positives: Archibald has the low-post skills to score around the basket and has decent range. He's physical for a European and he doesn't mind getting around the basket for boards. He's not a bad defender, either. He knows the game and is still a sponge trying to absorb new aspects to his game.

Negatives: Quickness can be an issue for Archibald, but he could be a spot player and be successful. He relished his reserve role for Illinois. Archibald intrigues a number of NBA teams in the second round. He could be a find and a player who lasts.

Summary: Archibald could be a second-round pick and make Scotland proud. He could also go about the hard way and get to the NBA through the summer league as a free agent. He should be on an NBA roster next season.

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