|Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
from the 58th district
November 4, 1998
|Preceded by||Earnest Johnson|
March 13, 1960 |
|Website||Representative Oliver Robinson|
Robinson was a 6'4" guard born in Birmingham, Alabama who played collegiately at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and has the distinction of being the first player to ever sign a scholarship with the school. At UAB, Robinson was a two-time first team All-Sun Belt Conference pick and was the conference Player of the Year in 1982. In his senior year, Robinson led UAB to their best season as the Blazers went 25–6 and upset No. 1 seed Virginia in the NCAA Tournament to reach the Mideast Regional Final, where he was named the Regional MVP. Robinson's number was later retired by the school.
Following his collegiate career, Robinson was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the second round of the 1982 NBA Draft (24th pick overall). Robinson played in 35 games for the Spurs in the 1982–83 NBA season, averaging 2.9 points per game in limited minutes.