Russell Robinson

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Russell Robinson
Champville
Position Point guard
League Lebanese Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1986-01-24) January 24, 1986 (age 28)
Bronx, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school Rice (New York City, New York)
College Kansas (2004–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2008–present
Career history
2008 Erdemir Zonguldak
2009–2010 Reno Bighorns
2010 Maine Red Claws
2010–2011 DKV Joventut
2011–2012 Trabzonspor
2012–2013 Angelico Biella
2013 Turów Zgorzelec
2013 Stelmet Zielona Góra
2014–present Champville
Career highlights and awards

Russell Robinson, Jr. (born January 24, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for Champville SC of the Lebanese Basketball League. Prior to his move to Europe, Robinson played with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League, where he wore number 11.[1] Robinson played for the University of Kansas in college for four seasons, including the 2007-08 national championship team.

Early years[edit]

Russell Robinson was born to Thearesa Watson and Russell Robinson, Sr. in the Bronx, New York. Robinson attended Rice High School in New York City, where he was coached by Maurice Hicks. As a junior, he led his team with 18 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals per game. His senior year, he averaged 22 points and eight rebounds. During his senior year he was the New York Newsday Manhattan Player of the Year, a New York Daily News All-City Team selection, a CHSAA All-City Team honoree, and a McDonald's All-American. Known for his ability to score as a high school guard, Robinson wore the number 23.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Robinson after going undrafted in the 2008 NBA Draft, Robinson signed with Houston Rockets. He was later cut by the Rockets.

Robinson was drafted in the second round of the 2008 NBA Development League Draft by the Reno Bighorns and averaged 11.0 points and 2.6 rebounds a game in Reno.

Robinson has been named to Team NBA in the 2009 NBA Asia Challenge, which was held in September 2009 in Seoul, South Korea and in Manila, Philippines.[3]

Robinson played with the Indiana Pacers in the Orlando Pro Summer League in 2010.

For the 2010-11 season, Robsinson played with DKV Joventut in Spain.[4]

For the 2011-12 season, Robinson has signed with the JSF Nanterre in Pro A (France first division).[5] In January 2013, he signed with Turów Zgorzelec.[6]

On July 25, 2013, Robinson signed with Stelmet Zielona Góra.[7] On December 1, 2013 he was released.[8] In January 2014, he signed with Champville SC for the rest of the season.[9]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bighorns pick Robinson". Lawrence Journal-World (The World Company). November 8, 2008. Retrieved November 8, 2008. 
  2. ^ Russell Robinson profile, kuathletics.com, accessed March 30, 2007.
  3. ^ "Former Jayhawks join Team NBA", Lawrence Journal-World, September 3, 2009
  4. ^ "Robinson follows money to Spain". Lawrence Journal World (The World Company). 2010-08-05. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  5. ^ JSF Nanterre brings in Russell Robinson
  6. ^ Russell Robinson inks with Turow, January 27, 2013.
  7. ^ "Stelmet Zielona Gora announced Brackins, Robinson and Eyenga". Sportando.net. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Russell Robinson left Stelmet". basketzg.pl. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Champville tabs Russell Robinson". Sportando.net. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014.