Robbie Sihota Signs One-Year Contract In Switzerland
TORONTO, October 28, 2014 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Robbie Sihota has signed a one-year deal with Fribourg Olympic of the Swiss LNA league.
Sihota, a 6’7’’ power forward, is coming off his third season in Holland’s Eredivisie and second consecutive season with the Matrixx Magixx Wijchen. Last year, Sihota averaged 12.3 points while ranking third in the league in rebounds, with 8.0 per game. He also made 43 three-pointers, shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc, and was named a Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Honorable Mention.
A Calgary, Alberta native, Sihota played his collegiate basketball at the University of Calgary. In his senior campaign, he was named to the All-Canada West Second Team, averaging 18.7 points and 6.6 rebounds for the Dinos while shooting 46.6 percent from beyond the arc.
In 2010-11, Sihota played his rookie professional season in the Eredivisie suiting up for the Rotterdam Challengers, where he averaged a league-leading 10.6 rebounds to accompany his 12.2 points per game. The following year, he returned to Alberta to play for the Edmonton Energy in the International Basketball League before heading back to Holland for two more seasons.
Sihota, who joined his new Fribourg club yesterday, is motivated for the next challenge.
“I’m excited to be joining a great Fribourg organization with so much history in Switzerland,” said Sihota. “I look forward to working as hard as I can to help this team win the championship.”
Fribourg, a perennial contender in the LNA, is currently 3-1 to start the 2014-15 season. They were the runner up in the LNA playoffs last season and hope the addition of Sihota can help push them over the top.
For more information and individual box scores for Robbie throughout the season, visit http://slansportsmanagement.com/robbie-sihota.