Getting to know 1000-point scorer Rob Coloutti

Courtesy of Castleton Athletics

Senior guard Rob Coloutti created countless roars from the crowd throughout his four years on the Castleton men’s basketball Team.  In his senior season, Coloutti joined the elite 1,000-point club, while climbing his way to second on the program’s all-time list in made three-point field goals with 253.

This season, Coloutti tallied 82 three-point field goals, making him the North Atlantic Conference leader in the category. He shot an impressive 36.1 percent from behind the arc. He also led the team in scoring, with 12.6 points-per-game.  

The senior plans to graduate in May with a major in business management.  The Fair Haven native was a two-sport athlete in high school, winning a state championship in football his senior year while also joining the 1,000 point club on the hardwood of his alma mater. Coloutti’s father, Bob, was also hired as an assistant coach just in time for his son’s final season of his successful career.

Q: What was your favorite moment of your career? What about this season?

A: My favorite part of my career was beating WPI my sophomore year. They were the ninth best team in the country. This year was a rough year. We didn’t live up to our expectations this year and it wasn’t one of my favorite years. However I did get to see my friend Casey McGraw hit a buzzer beater to win. That was fun.

Q: How did it feel when you scored your 1,000th point?

A: It felt relieving. It was kind of like a monkey on my back that everybody was asking me about so it felt really good to get it over with and move on, and try to finish out the season by winning, although it didn’t happen.

Q: Who or what never fails to put a smile on your face?

A: My old man always knows what to say and always has my back.  He’s definitely a funny guy.

Q: If you could live the life of one person for a day, who would it be and why?

A: Kobe Bryant because I have so much respect for him as a person, player and businessman

Q:  What was your favorite conference game?

A: For a conference game…probably the best game I was ever a part of, even though we lost, was the semifinals against Colby Sawyer when it went into double overtime.  Double overtime semifinal game and we lost by three, and they ended up being the champions. I don’t believe in moral victories, but I guess it was one.

Q: If you could have witnessed one thing in history, what would it be and why?

A: The Red Sox breaking the curse in 2004 would have been unbelievable to witness. I used to be a much bigger baseball fan than I am now.

Q: If there was a movie about your life, what genre would it be and who would play you and your friends?

A: I guess I’d want it to be an action comedy and Mark Wahlberg would definitely have to play me.  Cope (Chad Copeland) would be played by Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart would be Josh Horton, Bill Burr would be Casey McGraw and Charlie Sheen would play my childhood friend, Levi Sanders.

Q: How do you plan to stay in touch with basketball?

A: I plan to coach through AAU and through my little cousins I’ll kind of just stick around and try to help them out the best I can. And also my little brother Andrew Wolk is an eighth grader, he’ll be in high school next year and I may try to get him more involved as his interest grows in basketball.

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