James Robinson (basketball, born 1994)

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James Robinson
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Robison with Pittsburgh in January 2014
Medi Bayreuth
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1994-03-04) March 4, 1994 (age 25)
Mitchellville, Maryland
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolDeMatha Catholic
(Hyattsville, Maryland)
CollegePittsburgh (2012–2016)
NBA draft2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2016–present
Career history
2017–2018Medi Bayreuth
2018–2019Bnei Herzliya
2019–presentMedi Bayreuth
Career highlights and awards

James Robinson (born March 4, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for Medi Bayreuth of the German Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). He played college basketball for the University of Pittsburgh before playing professionally in Bosnia, Germany and Israel.

Early life and college career[edit]

Robinson attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, where he won more games (120) than any player in the school’s history and lost only one home game.[1] As a senior, Robinson was named First Team All-MET by the Washington Post after averaging 11.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game. He also led DeMatha to a 30-6 overall record, 15-3 WCAC record, No. 1 state ranking and No. 11 national ranking by USA Today.[2]

Robinson played college basketball for the University of Pittsburgh's Panthers, where he averaged 10.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 5 assists and 1.1 steals per game in his senior year. He finished his college career as the ACC leader in career assist-to-turnover ratio (3.56:1) and among the Pittsburgh all-time leaders in assists (10th - 438) and free throw percentage (fifth - .808).[3]

Professional career[edit]

Igokea (2016–2017)[edit]

On August 8, 2016, Robinson started his professional career with the Bosnian team Igokea, signing a one-year deal.[4] Robinson helped Igokea to win the 2017 Bosnian Cup. On May 21, 2017, Robinson recorded 17 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists in Game 5, leading Igokea to win the 2017 Bosnian League Championship after a 96–72 win over Bosna Royal.[5]

In 39 games played for Igokea, he averaged 13.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.

Medi Bayreuth (2017–2018)[edit]

On June 30, 2017, Robinson signed with the German team Medi Bayreuth for the 2017–18 season.[6] On November 5, 2017, Robinson recorded a season-high 23 points, shooting 8-of-15 from the field, along with 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals in a 103–99 win over Eisbären Bremerhaven.[7]

Robinson helped Medi Bayreuth reach the 2018 Champions League Quarterfinals, where they eventually lost to Riesen Ludwigsburg. In 58 games played during the 2017–18 season, he averaged 9.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.

Bnei Herzliya (2018–2019)[edit]

On July 13, 2018, Robinson signed a two-year deal with the Israeli team Bnei Herzliya.[8] On March 25, 2019, Robinson recorded a season-high 23 points, shooting 4-of-7 from three-point range, along with five rebounds in a 95–81 win over Hapoel Gilboa Galil.[9]

Return to Medi Bayreuth (2019–present)[edit]

On June 21, 2019, Robinson returned to Medi Bayreuth for a second stint, signing a one-year deal.[10]

National team career[edit]

In September 2012, Robinson helped the United States under-18 national team win the 2012 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship, earning a gold medal. He averaged 4.4 points in 15.6 minutes per game.[11]

In July 2013, Robinson helped the United States under-19 national team win the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships, earning a gold medal.[12]


  1. ^ "Men's Basketball: Freshman James Robinson already making big impact for Panthers". PittNews.com. December 9, 2012. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "Pitt's James Robinson invited to USA Basketball National Team camp". PittsburghSportsReport.com. April 20, 2012. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  3. ^ "James Robinson - University of Pittsburgh Athletics". PittsburghPanthers.com. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  4. ^ "Igokea lands rookie James Robinson". Sportando.basketball. August 8, 2016. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  5. ^ "KK Igokea wins game-5 for the Bosnian championship". Sportando.basketball. May 21, 2017. Retrieved May 21, 2017.
  6. ^ "Medi Bayreuth inks James Robinson". Sportando.basketball. June 30, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  7. ^ "Eisbären Bremerhaven vs Medi Bayreuth". easycredit-bbl.de. November 5, 2017. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  8. ^ "James Robinson signs with Bnei Herzliya". Sportando.basketball. July 13, 2018. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  9. ^ "צפו: התעלות של דייסון ורובינסון בגן נר". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). March 25, 2019. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  10. ^ "James Robinson Returns Back To medi Bayreuth". eurobasket.com. June 21, 2019. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  11. ^ "Eighth FIBA Americas U18 World Championship – 2012". USAB.com. September 27, 2012. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  12. ^ "Eleventh FIBA men's U19 World Championship – 2013". USAB.com. August 7, 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2013.

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