Sozhasingarayer Robinson

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Sozhasingarayer Robinson[1]
Personal information
Born (1980-06-23) June 23, 1980 (age 37)
Pondicherry, India
Nationality Indian
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 249 lb (113 kg)
Career information
Playing career 2005–present
Position Power Forward / Center

Sozhasingarayer Robinson , also widely known as simply S. Robinson (born June 23, 1980 in Pondicherry, India) is a professional Indian basketball player. He currently plays for the Tamil Nadu Basketball Team which competes in the India National Cup.

Career overview[edit]

Sozhasingarayer Robinson, born in Pondicherry, grew up in Gujarat, India. A standout athlete in India, Robinson started to gain international media attention when he led India with 36 points to a surprise victory at the 2004 FIBA Asia Stanković Cup against South Korea, a regular competitor for the title at international tournaments in Asia.[2] To unknown reasons, he did not take the offer to play professionally in New Zealand in 2006, following extraordinary performances against the Tall Blacks. In that same year he was banned from representing his state's basketball team for missing its training camp. Robinson is known as being extremely outspoken as he severely criticized the lack of support for India's national basketball team from which he retired in 2006 [3] only to try a comeback a little later.[4] Robinson is one of the most well known figures in Indian basketball. Altogether, he played professional inbasketball for the following teams:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Hindu - Ready to walk the ramp, Hindu.com, written 9 Sep 2006, accessed 13 September 2011.
  2. ^ Taiwan Hoops - Stankovic Cup Day 4 – Robinson’s 36 leads India upset Korea, 81-76 , taiwanhoops.com, written November 24, 2004, accessed 13 October 2011.
  3. ^ The Hindu - Sport / Basketball : Robinson not to play for India, TN, Hindu.com, written 4 Dec 2007, accessed 15 October 2011.
  4. ^ Mumbai Mirror - To hell and back for cager Robinson, Mumbaimirror.com, written 4 Mar 2009, accessed 15 October 2011.