Robert Rothbart

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Robert Rothbart
Rothbart Hapoel Eilat.jpg
Rothbart playing for Hapoel Eilat, 2017
ESSM Le Portel
Position Center
League LNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1986-06-16) June 16, 1986 (age 32)
Sarajevo, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina
SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Bosnian / Israeli / Serbian
Listed height 7 ft 1.5 in (2.17 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Playing career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2006 Paris Racing
2006–2007 Hapoel Galil Elyon
2007–2008 Borac Nektar
2008–2009 Ironi Nahariya
2009–2010 Elitzur Maccabi Netanya
2010–2011 Maccabi Haifa
2011–2012 Union Olimpija
2012–2013 Start Gdynia
2013 Gamateks Pamukkale Üniversitesi
2014 KK Leotar
2014 KK Igokea
2014–2015 Ironi Nahariya
2015–2016 Hapoel Tel Aviv
2016–2017 Hapoel Eilat
2017–2018 Maccabi Kiryat Gat
2018–present ESSM Le Portel
Career highlights and awards

Robert Rothbart (Hebrew: רוברט רות'בארט‎, born Boris Kajmaković on June 16, 1986) is a Bosnian-Israeli-Serbian professional basketball player playing the position of center for ESSM Le Portel of the LNB Pro A.

Early life

Rothbart was born in Sarajevo the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the time part of the former Yugoslavia. Due to the war, Robert and his family moved to Israel, where they stayed for two years before moving to United States when he was eight years old.[1]

After graduating from the private elementary The Harker School in San Jose, California, Robert has successfully played high school basketball for Saint Francis High School (Mountain View, California), Monta Vista High School (Cupertino, California),[1] and Natomas High School (Sacramento, California).[2]During his stay in Sacramento, He was involved in the Serbian community while he was supervised by Serbian-born NBA star Vlade Divac. He pulled out of the 2004 NBA Draft and decided to try his luck in the 2005 NBA Draft, but went undrafted.

Professional career

Although he initially committed to Indiana University, Rothbart decided in the summer of 2004, to skip college and move to Europe where he's active today. After two seasons with Paris Basket Racing in the French Pro A and one season with Israeli Hapoel Galil Elyon, Rothbart moved to play in Bosnia and Herzegovina where he was born. Prior to the 2008–09 season, he signed with Ironi Nahariya from the Israeli Lague again.

Prior to the 2009–10 season he signed with Elitzur Maccabi Netanya B.C., with whom he has reached the Israeli Basketball State Cup semi-finals. In the summer of 2010, Rothbart signed to play for Maccabi Haifa.

In August 2011 he signed with Union Olimpija.[3]

In July 2015, he signed a 2-year deal with Hapoel Tel Aviv.[4]

In July 2016, Rothbart signed with Hapoel Eilat.[5]

On August 17, 2017, Rothbart signed with Maccabi Kiryat Gat, joining his former head coach Roi Hagai.[6]

On June 4, 2018, Rothbart returned for a second stint in France, signing a 1+1 year deal with ESSM Le Portel of the LNB Pro A.[7]

Personal

Robert holds multiple nationalities, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Israel.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Rothbart Signs With Hoosiers". iuhoosiers.com. 
  2. ^ "Robert Rothbart". yahoo.com. 
  3. ^ UNION OLIMPIJA signs big Rothbart
  4. ^ Hapoel Tel Aviv signs Robert Rothbart to a two-year contract
  5. ^ Robert Rothbat signs with Hapoel Eilat
  6. ^ "Robert Rothbart signed with Kiryat Gat". walla.co.il (in Hebrew). August 17, 2017. Retrieved August 17, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Le Portel signs Robert Rothbart". Sportando.com. June 4, 2018. Retrieved June 6, 2018. 

External links

  • NBA.com Draft Profile
  • (in Hebrew) Profile and statistics of Robert Rothbart on One.co.il
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