Former Clayton State All-American Robinson selected NBL Canada “Player of the Week”
OSHAWA, Ont. – January 30, 2012 – Former Clayton State Laker men's basketball All-American Brandon Robinson was selected on Monday as the "Player of the Week" in NBL Canada.
Robinson, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard, averaged 32 points in two games for his NBL Canada team – the Oshawa Power. He scored a career-high 34 points on 12-for-20 shooting from the field last Thursday against the St. John Mill Rats. Robinson followed that up on Sunday with 32 points on 13-for-14 shooting from the free throw line in the Power's thrilling 110-108 overtime victory over the Moncton Miracles.
For the season, Robinson is averaging 17 points and seven rebounds.
"Congratulations to Brandon. We're very proud of him," said Gary Durrant, President of Basketball Operations for the Power. "We've always felt that Brandon Robinson has the ability to be one of the best players in the league."
Robinson was a standout for two seasons at Clayton State and enjoyed a stellar campaign in the 2010-11 season. He led the Peach Belt Conference in scoring, averaging 20 points a game as the Lakers finished up 19-10 overall and 10-7 in the Peach Belt. He scored in double-figures in every game this season for the Lakers. Three times, he has scored 30 or more points, including his career-high 31 points twice against St. Augustine's and against Georgia Southwestern in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament.
Robinson also had 12 more games of scoring 20 or more points and recorded three double-doubles. In addition to leading the conference in scoring, he was ninth in the conference in steals and 10th in free throw percentage (81 percent). Robinson came up only 10 points shy of reaching 1,000 for his Laker career.
Robinson was selected first team All-Peach Belt Conference and Division II All-Southeast Region, plus honorable mention Division II All-American by Division II Bulletin.