Robert Bobroczky is a young basketball player from Romania who became a media sensation because of his unbelievable height of 7’7″. He played in his home country and was encouraged to move to the United States in 2016. But there hasn’t been much news about him ever since. So, what happened to Bobroczky?
Who is Robert Bobroczky?
The athlete was born in Arad, Romania on July 17, 2000. Despite rumors of having an overgrowth syndrome or a hormonal disease, Robert gets his tall stature from healthy genetics.
His father, Zsigmond Bobroczky was a professional basketball player with a height of 7’1″. On the other hand, his mother, Brunhilde, was a handball and volleyball player standing at 6’1″.
By the time he was 8 years old, Robert was already 6’2″ in height (taller than his mother) and at 12 he surpassed his father, towering 7’2″ tall. He hit 7’7″ when he made his high school basketball debut, taller than anyone in the NBA!
How Did He Become Famous?
At 14 years old, Robert was recruited by A.S. Stella Azzurra, an amateur basketball club in Italy. The Romanian overpowered others due to his height and helped the team win the Italian under-15 national championship.
Video clips of him playing emerged online in 2016 and quickly went viral. Aside from his height, his skills also made an impact. According to a scouting report, the giant has an enhanced mid-range jump shot and strong passing abilities.
Bobroczky, like most sportsmen of his size, was hindered on the court by his lack of muscle, stamina, and agility. He played limited minutes, but even so, he didn’t waste any time showcasing his talents.
What Happened to Robert Bobroczky?
After becoming internet famous and clinching a championship, the young prospect relocated to the US to develop his game. Robery lived in Geneva, Ohio and joined the SPIRE Institute and Academy, a preparatory school.
In order to beef up his physique for the transition to faster, more muscular American basketball, Bobroczky was placed on limited minutes during his rookie season. He made his first SPIRE Institute appearance on January 14, 2017.
He was a student at the adjacent Grand River Academy in January 2018 and in 2020, he enrolled at Rochester University. When the pandemic happened in 2020, he visited Romania for a while but returned the following year. Based on our research, Rob Bob is on Rochester University’s JV roster for 2022-2023.
What About His Personal Life?
Although his height was achieved without genetic flaws, Robert has still suffered with health issues. He got scoliosis, a disorder marked by a lateral curvature of the spine and lower back discomfort, at an early age.
Doctors’ initial concerns were about his health and whether he would stop growing. Fortunately, based on recent footage of him, it seems that his growth has stopped.
As for the player’s love interest, it seems that he is single and focusing on improving his game. Other than this, there is not much known about his personal life. Rob Bob is now 23 years old and looks unlikely to make the NBA. You can follow him on Instagram (@robert.bby), where he has over 53,500 followers despite only posting nine photos!