Former Laker hoops star Robinson signs contract with new Canada NBL team
Morrow, GA – Two years removed from an All-American hoops season at Clayton State University, former Laker Brandon Robinson is making a name for himself in the professional ranks.
Earlier this week, Robinson was signed by the Halifax Rainmen of Canada's National Basketball League (NBL) after finishing last year as the league's top scorer and being named the All-Star MVP in the league. A 6-foot-5, 185 lb. guard, he led all scorers in NBL Canada last season, averaging 19.9 points per game.
"We are extremely excited to sign a player of this caliber," said Halifax Rainmen President & CEO, Andre Levingston. "Brandon will make the game easier for other players because he's such an offensive threat. He scores in so many ways. Last season he proved why he was one of the best players in our league as a rookie."
Said Clayton State head coach Gordon Gibbons, "Brandon's success is no surprise. He is a hard worker, very coachable and a great teammate. A true professional."
After his All-American season at Clayton State in 2010-11, Brandon played for the NBL's Oshawa Power last season, where he led the league in scoring.
"I am glad to be part of the Rainmen organization," stated Robinson. "I have spoken with Mr. Levingston on numerous occasions, and we see eye to eye on many things.This season is going to be big for the organization. Thanks to all the fans and supporters, and go Rainmen!"
Robinson led the Peach Belt Conference in scoring in 2010-11 averaging 20 points a game. He became only the second player in the history of Clayton State men's basketball to garner All-American honors, joining former Laker great Robert Conley, who was an All-American selection in 1999.
A native of Lake Wales, Fla., Robinson led the team to a 19-10 overall record and scored in double-figures in every game his senior season. Three times, he 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 will report to Rainmen training camp this October. For more information on Robinson and to follow the former Laker throughout 2012-13 season, visit www.rainmenbasketball.ca.