Darnell Robinson

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Darnell Robinson (born May 30, 1974 in Oakland, California) is a retired American professional basketball player and a member of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks 1994 NCAA champion men's basketball team, playing center. He holds the high school career record for most blocked shots with 1,187 [1]

Robinson was selected a McDonald's All-America following an exceptional high school career at Emery High School, where he finished as the leading scorer in California men's high school basketball history with a total of 3,361 points (breaking the previous record held by Tracy Murray).[2] He scored 19 points, outplaying the more highly regarded Rasheed Wallace, and getting him thrown out of the game.[3][4]

Robinson was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks with the 29th pick of the 2nd round of the 1996 NBA Draft[5] after leaving Arkansas a season early. He later signed with the Philadelphia 76ers,[6] but never played in the NBA.[7] Robinson ended up playing professionally in Italy, Greece, Israel, Puerto Rico and France.[8][9]

Robinson's coach in Greece referred to him as "one of the greatest underachievers I've ever been involved with."[7]