Tallest Basketball Player in the World is just 16 Years Old
If we think in general what will be the average height of any guy who is just 16 years old? You might think 4 feet? 5 feet? or maximum 6 feet right? then you are wrong because Robert Bobroczky’s height is 7 feet 7 inch (231.14 centimeters). Yes, you read that right! He is the tallest basketball player in the world.
Tallest Basketball Player in the World
Robert Bobroczky the tallest basketball player aged 16 is about to take American basketball by storm, becoming the tallest player to play professionally in the US.
The Romanian born stands at a jaw-dropping 7ft 7in, towering over his peers at Grand River Academy high school in the US state of Ohio. Bobroczky is hoping to become the tallest player ever to play in the American NBA.At 7ft 7in, the teenager is already the same size as the NBA’s tallest ever player.
His incredible size is what stands out, but those who know him say it is not the only thing that makes the 16-year-old unique known as “Big Rob” at school, he gets top grades and is fluent in four different languages Romanian, English, Hungarian and Italian.
“He’s obviously one of a kind,” said Bobby Bossman, the teenager’s coach at certified Olympic training facility Spire Institute. “The kid’s work ethic is absolutely unbelievable. You ask him to do anything, and he’s going to do it.”
A few years ago, Bossman saw videos of Bobroczky and was immediately intrigued. Even then, he stood at a towering 7ft 3in, and the coach could see limitless potential.
Bossman got in touch with him and his family over the phone and through Skype, and they set up a visit. Bobroczky has excellent shooting, passing, and shot blocking skills, but what the Romanian lacks are any traces at all of muscle on his 184-pound frame. He runs awkwardly, and tires easily.That’s why the Rome academy where Bobroczky is based the same youth club that produced former Toronto Raptors No. 1 draft pick Andrea Bargnani has decided to dedicate this season exclusively to fitness and strength.
Since he is in Italy, the recipe is simple: pasta, pasta and more pasta.
Following an individual nutrition plan created for him by specialists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, Bobroczky is eating more than two pounds of pasta per day.
Tallest Basketball Player Robert Bobroczky’s Daily Routine:
- 8 a.m. — Breakfast: 10.5 ounces (300 grams) of pasta, either plain or with tomato sauce; eight slices of toast with bacon and an egg.
- 9:30 a.m. — Snack: energy bar or drink
- 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Physical therapy: stretching, co-ordination, posture exercises
- 12 p.m. — Snack: energy bar or drink
- 1 p.m. — Lunch: 14 ounces (400 grams) of pasta, meat or fish, vegetables
- 2 p.m. — Rest
- 2:30 p.m. — Snack: sweets
- 3-5 p.m. — Gym: muscle strengthening
- 5:30 p.m. — Snack: sweets
- 6 p.m. — Rest
- 8 p.m. — Dinner: 10.5 ounces (300 grams) of pasta, meat or fish, vegetables, dessert
- 9:30 p.m. — Sleep
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