Junior Robinson (basketball)

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For the Illinois state legislator with the same name, see Lamont Robinson.

Junior Robinson
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Robinson is defended by LIU-Brooklyn's Aakim Saintil
Free agent
PositionPoint guard
Personal information
Born (1996-02-15) February 15, 1996 (age 23)
Mebane, North Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Listed weight150 lb (68 kg)
Career information
High schoolEastern Alamance
(Mebane, North Carolina)
CollegeMount St. Mary's (2014–2018)
NBA draft2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018–2019Araberri
Career highlights and awards

Lamont "Junior" Robinson (born February 15, 1996) is an American basketball player who last played for Sáenz Horeca Araberri of the LEB Oro. He played college basketball for Mount St. Mary's. He was born in Mebane, North Carolina.

College career[edit]

Robinson, a 5'5 guard, attended Eastern Alamance High School and scored 2,228 points in his career, 17th in North Carolina high school history. Despite being one of the shortest players in college basketball, he averaged 8.2 points per game as a freshman and was named to the NEC all-rookie team.[1] He scored 12.6 points per game and was named to the Second Team All-Northeast Conference as a sophomore.[2][1]

As a junior, Robinson averaged 14.1 points per game and led Mount St. Mary's to the NCAA tournament as a 16 seed.[1] He scored 23 points on 9-for-14 shooting in the First Four win against New Orleans.[3] Robinson repeated on the Second Team All-Northeast Conference that year. As a senior, Robinson averaged 22.0 points and 4.8 assists per game and led the Mountaineers to a second-place finish in conference play. He earned five Northeast Conference Player of the Week mentions. At the conclusion of the regular season he was named NEC Player of the year, the second Mount St. Mary's player to be so honored.[2]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft, Robinson signed with the Atlanta Hawks for NBA Summer League.[4] On August 22, 2018, Robinson signed with Sáenz Horeca Araberri of the LEB Oro.[5] In his professional debut on October 6, he scored 47 points against Melilla, the second-most points in a single game in league history.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Fuchs, Jeremy (January 16, 2018). "Mount St. Mary's 5'5" Guard Junior Robinson Knows He's Short—And That's What Makes Him Good". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Mount St. Mary's Junior Robinson Named NEC Men's Basketball Player of the Year" (Press release). Northeast Conference. February 27, 2018. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  3. ^ Shaffer, Jonas (March 14, 2017). "Mount St. Mary's Junior Robinson is the NCAA tournament's new darling". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  4. ^ Cunningham, Michael (June 22, 2018). "Hawks complete roster for NBA summer league". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  5. ^ "Junior Robinson signs with Araberri". Sportando. August 22, 2018. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "Junior Robinson, el jugón que maravilla en LEB Oro con... ¡47 puntos y 1,65 de estatura!". Marca (in Spanish). October 7, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.

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