Russell Robinson

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Russell Robinson
No. 15 – Rabotnički
Position Point guard
League Macedonian First League
Personal information
Born (1986-01-24) January 24, 1986 (age 32)
Bronx, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school Rice (New York City, New York)
College Kansas (2004–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
2008 Erdemirspor
2008–2010 Reno Bighorns
2010 Maine Red Claws
2010–2011 DKV Joventut
2011–2012 Trabzonspor
2012–2013 Angelico Biella
2013 Turów Zgorzelec
2014 Champville
2014 Austin Spurs
2014–2015 Stelmet Zielona Góra
2015–2016 Kavala
2016–2017 Wilki Morskie Szczecin
2017–present Rabotnički
Career highlights and awards

Russell Robinson, Jr. (born January 24, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for Rabotnički of the Macedonian First League. He played college basketball for the University of Kansas where he won an NCAA championship in 2008. He has previously played in Spain, Turkey, Italy, Poland and Lebanon.

Early years[edit]

Robinson was born to Thearesa Watson and Russell Robinson, Sr. in the Bronx, New York. Robinson attended Rice High School in New York City, where he was coached by Maurice Hicks. As a junior, he led his team with 18 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals per game. His senior year, he averaged 22 points and eight rebounds. During his senior year, he was the New York Newsday Manhattan Player of the Year, a New York Daily News All-City Team selection, a CHSAA All-City Team honoree, a McDonald's All-American, and a fourth-team Parade All-American.[1]

College career[edit]

In his four-year college career at Kansas, Robinson played 134 games (107 starts) while averaging 7.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.8 steals in 24.8 minutes per game.[2] As a sophomore in 2005–06, he earned Big 12 All-Defensive team honors, and as a senior in 2007–08, he helped Kansas win the 2008 NCAA champion championship.[1]

Professional career[edit]

2008–09 season[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2008 NBA draft, Robinson joined the Houston Rockets for the 2008 NBA Summer League where he averaged 3.3 points and 1.7 rebounds in three games. He later joined Erdemirspor of Turkey where he played for them during Erdemirspor's three-day basketball tournament.[3] He left them following the tournament and returned to the United States.

On November 7, 2008, Robinson was selected by the Reno Bighorns in the second round of the 2008 NBA Development League Draft.[4] In 50 games (35 starts) for Reno during 2008–09, he averaged 12.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.1 steals per game.[5]

2009–10 season[edit]

In July 2009, Robinson joined the Orlando Magic for the 2009 NBA Summer League. On September 3, 2009, he joined Team NBA for the 2009 NBA Asia Challenge held in Seoul, South Korea and Manila, Philippines.[6] On September 28, 2009, he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, he was later waived by the Cavaliers on October 22, 2009.[7]

In November 2009, Robinson was reacquired by the Bighorns. On January 28, 2010, he was traded to the Maine Red Claws.[8]

2010–11 season[edit]

In July 2010, Robinson joined the Indiana Pacers for the Orlando Summer League and the NBA D-League Select Team for the Las Vegas Summer League. On August 3, 2010, he signed a one-year deal with DKV Joventut of the Liga ACB.[9]

2011–12 season[edit]

On August 13, 2011, Robinson signed a one-year deal with JSF Nanterre of the LNB Pro A.[10] However, he later parted ways with Nanterre on September 30, 2011 before playing in a game for them.[11]

In November 2011, Robinson signed with Trabzonspor for the rest of the 2011–12 season.[12]

2012–13 season[edit]

On July 26, 2012, Robinson signed a one-year deal Angelico Biella of the Lega Basket Serie A.[13] In January 2013, he left Biella and signed with Turów Zgorzelec of Poland for the rest of the season.[14][15]

2013–14 season[edit]

On July 25, 2013, Robinson signed with Stelmet Zielona Góra of Poland for the 2013–14 season.[16] On December 1, 2013, he parted ways with Zielona Góra before playing in a game for them.[17] On January 24, 2014, he signed with Champville SC for the 2014 Lebanese Division A season.[18] He five games before leaving the team in February 2014.

2014–15 season[edit]

On November 1, 2014, Robinson was acquired by the Austin Spurs.[19] On December 3, 2014, he was waived by the Spurs.[20] On December 31, 2014, he signed a 10-day contract with Stelmet Zielona Góra of the Polish Basketball League.[21] On January 13, 2015, he re-signed with Zielona Góra for the rest of the season.[22]

2015–16 season[edit]

On October 30, 2015, Robinson signed with Greek club Kavala.[23] In early January 2016, he left Kavala after appearing in nine games. On January 11, 2016, he signed with Polish club Wilki Morskie Szczecin for the rest of the season.[24]

2016–17 season[edit]

On May 19, 2016, Robinson re-signed with Wilki Morskie Szczecin for the 2016–17 season.[25]

2017–18 season[edit]

On October 13, 2017, Robinson signed with Macedonian club Rabotnički.[26]


  1. ^ a b Russell Robinson - 2005-06 Men's Basketball
  2. ^ Russell Robinson Stats
  3. ^ Erdemirspor rahat kazandı (in Turkish)
  4. ^ Bighorns pick Robinson
  5. ^ Russell Robinson D-League Stats
  6. ^ Former Jayhawks join Team NBA
  7. ^ Cavs trim roster to 15, waive two guards and center
  9. ^ Badalona tabs Russell Robinson
  10. ^ JSF Nanterre brings in Russell Robinson
  11. ^ JSF Nanterre and Russell Robinson part ways
  12. ^ Turkey - Trabzonspor land Russell Robinson
  13. ^ Angelico Biella lands Russell Robinson
  14. ^ Biella to cut Jaramaz, Robinson, Chrysikopoulos, to sign Tsaldaris
  15. ^ Russell Robinson inks with Turow
  16. ^ "Stelmet Zielona Gora announced Brackins, Robinson and Eyenga". July 25, 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Russell Robinson left Stelmet". December 1, 2013. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Champville tabs Russell Robinson". January 24, 2014. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  19. ^ AUSTIN SPURS SELECT ERIK MURPHY IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE 2014 NBA D-LEAGUE DRAFT Archived 2014-11-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  20. ^ Austin Spurs Aquire Orlando Johnson
  21. ^ Russell Robinson signs a 10-day contract with Stelmet Zielona Gora
  22. ^ Stelmet Zielona Gora keep Russell Robinson for the season
  23. ^ Kavala signed Russel Robinson
  24. ^ Russel Robinson zagra w King Wilkach Morskich (in Polish)
  25. ^ King Wilki Morskie keep Russell Robinson
  26. ^ "Работнички се засилува со Американецот Расел Робинсон". (in Macedonian). October 13, 2017. Retrieved December 29, 2017. 

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