Robbie Sihota Re-Signs In Hungary
TORONTO, September 14, 2016 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Robbie Sihota has signed a new one-year contract with MAFC Budapest of the Hungarian A Division.
Sihota, a 6’7’’ power forward, played 19 games for MAFC Budapest last season before moving to Bremerhaven in the German Basketball Bundesliga. In Hungary, he was the league’s third leading scorer with 18.5 points per game and fourth leading rebounder with 9.3 rebounds per game. He also averaged 1.5 assists, 1.3 steals, and made 2.4 three-pointers per contest. Sihota then played 12 games with Bremerhaven, averaging 7.8 points and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 44.9 percent from beyond the arc.
A Calgary, Alberta native, Sihota played his collegiate basketball at the University of Calgary. In his final season there, he was named to the All-Canada West Second Team, after averaging 18.7 points and 6.6 rebounds for the Dinos.
In 2010-2011, Sihota played his rookie professional season in the Dutch 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 the Netherlands for two more seasons.
In 2012-2013, Sihota played his first of two consecutive seasons with Matrixx Magixx Wijchen. That year, he averaged 11.6 points and finished 6th in the league in rebounding with 8.3 per game. The next year, Sihota averaged 12.3 points while ranking third in the league with 8.0 rebounds per game. He was named a Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Honorable Mention.
Sihota then moved to Fribourg Olympic in the Swiss Ligue Nationale A (LNA) for the 2014-2015 season. He helped lead Fribourg to a fourth place regular season finish and a Semi Finals appearance in the LNA playoffs. Sihota ranked 8th best in the LNA with 8.5 rebounds per game, while adding 12.6 points.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back to a great organization in Budapest,” said Sihota. “There will be a lot of returning pieces. I am hoping we can build on last year’s success and have a great season.”
MAFC finished the 2015-2016 season with a 10-22 record and missed the playoffs.
For more information and individual box scores for Robbie throughout the season, please visit http://slansportsmanagement.com/robbie-sihota.