Oliver Robinson

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Oliver Robinson
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
from the 58th district
In office
November 4, 1998 – November 30, 2016
Preceded by Earnest Johnson
Personal details
Born (1960-03-13) March 13, 1960 (age 57)
Birmingham, Alabama
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sakina
Residence Birmingham, Alabama
Website Representative Oliver Robinson
This article is about the American basketball player. For the English cricketer who plays for Sussex, see Ollie Robinson (Sussex cricketer). For the English cricketer who plays for Kent, see Ollie Robinson (Kent cricketer).

Oliver Robinson (born March 13, 1960) is a retired American basketball player who played shooting guard for the NBA's San Antonio Spurs.

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.[1] At UAB, Robinson was a two-time first team All-Sun Belt Conference pick and was the conference Player of the Year in 1982.[2] 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.[3]

Robinson represented the 58th District in the Alabama House of Representatives from 1998 to 2016. He was elected to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.


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