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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

1979-80 Virginia

34

54.7

 

70.2

0.8

4.6

11.2

1.1

14.9

1980-81 Virginia

33

55.7

 

63.1

0.8

3.1

11.5

1.5

17.7

1981-82 Virginia

32

56.1

 

61.5

0.6

3.1

11.4

1.2

15.8

1982-83 Virginia

33

60.4

60.0

70.4

0.6

3.1

11.7

1.0

19.1

DIV I Totals

132

56.8

60.0

65.7

0.7

3.5

11.4

1.2

16.9

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+1 #3 guest 2021-09-24 08:57
What Ralph Sampson did, and it will never change, was by picking UVa, and being a 3-time college player of the year, Virginia has forever gotten rid of the underdog label they had in every sport, and they will always be a big name in any sport, even when that sport is having a bad streak. What more could you ask? Wahoo-Wah! He was not a bust as a pro: he averaged over 15.2 ppg. for his NBA career! His only weakness was that he fancied himself to have outside shooting skills, and he did not. His NBA 3-point percentage was low for a player of any height. He was so unselfish: he probably should have left UVa after one year, but he stayed because the fans idolized him, and by the time he got to the NBA, his legs were already going bad. It happens to every NBA player eventually: it's their legs that make them have to retire. We love you, Ralph!
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+2 #2 vonndinni11 2012-06-07 07:05
yeah I have to agree very talented guy,first big man that could do it all: score, rebound and defend. The other thing that hurt him as well the injures was the move to power forward when Hakeem Olajuwan was drafted the following season.I know it sounds strange I feel when he moved to power forward it effected he game cause 1)he was farther away from the basket 2)he had a low post game or back to the basket game that was suited better for him at center than power forward 3) he touches or scoring chances a game were reduced meaning: he was not the 1 option on offense he became 2 option which meant he was scoring on a nightly basis 14-18pts a game down from 20-24pts a game he would have scored if he had stayed at center and stayed 1 option. So everything in a nutshell he was effected by injuries and the move to power forward.
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+1 #1 Guest 2007-12-17 11:03
He had some good moments in the pro's like playing in the NBA Finals but injuries kept him from being the next Jabbar as the NBA Draft guide suggested.
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