Bobby Capobianco

Bobby Capobianco Biography

Bobby Capobianco is a basketball player from Loveland, OH who played for Indiana University. He played power forward for the Hoosiers between 2009 and 2011. He transferred to Valparaiso after his sophomore year. He was a three-star recruit under Tom Crean.

  • Name: Bobby Capobianco
  • Position: Power Forward
  • Nationality: USA
  • Age: 33 years old
  • Birthday: October 22, 1990
  • Hometown: Loveland, OH
  • High School: Loveland High School (Loveland OH)
  • Height: 6’9″ (206 cm)
  • Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
  • Seasons: 2 (2009-2011)
  • Jersey: #23
  • NBA Draft: Undrafted
  • Education: Bachelor in communication and masters in sports media

Awards and Accolades

  • Loveland High School all-time leading scorer, rebounder, shot blocker

Bobby Capobianco High School Recruiting Profile


Bobby Capobianco was a 3-star Power Forward from Loveland, Ohio. He went to Loveland High School and was a graduate for the 2009 class. He was a impact player that developed into a all around threat on the court that led his team to a 17-4 record, including a 13-game win streak. He was named first-team All-Queen City and played in the North/South All-Star game.

Bobby was rated the No. 100 prospect in the class of 2009 by ESPN and the No. 33 power forward in the class. He was a teammate to Jordan Hulls for Coach Kenny Blackwell for the Indiana Elite One AAU squad.

  • 247 Composite Ranking: 3-Star (0.8997)
  • Rivals: 3-Star (Unranked)
  • Scout: 72nd overall, 15th Small Forward
  • ESPN: 89 Rating, NR overall, 36th Power Forward

Bobby had offers to play for Indiana, West Virginia, and Marquette. He committed to Indiana University on 4/18/2008 to play for Tom Crean.

Bobby Capobianco’s Seasons with the Hoosiers

2009-2010 Indiana Basketball Season
Tom Crean (2nd Season)
10-21 (4-14 Big Ten)
9th Place Big Ten

2010-2011 Indiana Basketball Season
Tom Crean (3rd Season)
12-20 (3-15 Big Ten)
11th Place Big Ten

Indiana University Career Statistics

(Source: Indiana University Athletics)

2009-10 31 5 370 11.9 27 68 0.397 5 16 0.313 11 24 0.458 41 40 81 2.6 70 2 11 0.4 20 10 12 70 2.3
2010-11 26 0 165 6.3 9 19 0.474 0 3 0.000 8 16 0.500 14 17 31 1.2 44 0 6 0.2 9 3 3 26 1.0
Total 57 5 535 9.4 36 87 0.414 5 19 0.263 19 40 0.475 55 57 112 2.0 114 2 17 0.3 29 13 15 96 1.7

Bobby Capobianco Indiana University Basketball Career

Men’s basketball vs. Kentucky, 12/12/09
Mike Dickbernd

Bobby Capobianco arrived to an Indiana Hoosier team that went 6-25 the previous season in Tom Crean’s first year as head coach. Despite the down year, the Hoosiers put together a solid recruiting class with notable names such as Christian Watford, Matt Roth, Jordan Hulls, Maurice Creek, and Derek Elston, and were rated between 10-12th overall in their recruiting class that year.

In Bobby’s freshman year, he played in 31 games and started 5 times. He only averaged 2.3 points in his 11.9 mpg he played over the course of the season. He played a career-high 24 minutes in an overtime victory against Northwestern and made a career-high 8 points during this game as well. The Hoosiers showed mild improvement this year and made it to 10-21 and did not make post season play.

Bobby’s sophomore year saw another mild improvement in the Hoosiers overall as they amassed 12 victories. They recruited future NBA player Victor Oladipo and also, Will Sheehey. Bobby did not start any games this season, but did see the court 27 times for 6 mpg and averaged 1.0 ppg.

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After his sophomore year, he decided he was going to leave the Indiana program that May. He never was able to catch the break and be a key player in the rotation for the Hoosiers and with Cody Zeller and Hanner Parea entering the program the next year, he was likely going to see less playing time.

Bobby Capobianco’s Career after Indiana

Source: NCAA Tournament

Bobby sat out the 2011-2012 season due to transfer regulations. He played in 30 games in his first season at his new team, Valparaiso, and made one start. He averaged 5.9 ppg and 4.5 rebounds. He became the first Crusader since 2005 to record a double-double in his season debut.

His senior year he averaged 6.3 ppg and 3.8 rebounds. He started for the first 5 games of the season and against Cleveland State on March 1, 2014.

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