Junior Robinson Named to the 2017-18 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 18 First Team

Junior Robinson Named to the 2017-18 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 18 First Team

NABC Release

Kansas City, Mo.—Mount St. Mary's senior guard Junior Robinson (Mebane, N.C.) has been named to the 2017-18 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 18 First Team.   The teams were selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division I.  Joining Robinson on the NABC District 18 First Team are Keith Braxton (Saint Francis U), JoJo Cooper (Wagner), Joel Hernandez (LIU Brooklyn) and Jamaal King (Saint Francis U). 

Robinson posted one of the top seasons in Mount St. Mary's history this year.  The 5-5 guard was named the Northeast Conference (NEC) Player of the Year, becoming just the second player in Mount history to earn NEC Player of the Year honors. He led the NEC and is currently 14th in the nation in scoring at 22.0 points per game while he finished second in the conference with 4.9 assists per game.  Robinson scored 20 or more points in a game on 23 occasions this year, currently the fifth-most in the nation this year.

With 703 points this season, Robinson moved into third on the Mount St. Mary's all-time scoring list with 1,872 career points.  His 703 points are the second-most in a season in Mount history, and he joins Mount legendary players Jack Sullivan, John O'Reilly, Chris McGuthrie and Fred Carter as the only players to score 600 or more points in a season.  Those four are the only Mount players to have their number retired.

Robinson scored a career-high 39 points in the Mount's home win over Loyola in December, and he reached 30 or more points in a game five times this year.  His 35 career 20-point games at the Mount are the second-most since the school moved to NCAA Division I in 1988-89.  He scored in double figures in all 32 games this season, finishing his career with 92.

Robinson is the second player at the Mount to earn NEC Player of the Year honors, joining McGuthrie who won the award in 1995-96.  Robinson was also named First Team All-NEC, becoming the sixth player in Mount history to earn First Team All-NEC honors, joining Elijah Long (2016-17), Jeremy Goode (2008-09; 2009-10), Gregory Harris (1998-99), Riley Inge (1995-96) and McGuthrie (1994-95; 1995-96) as the only Mount players to earn First Team All-NEC honors.  He was named NEC Player of the Week on five occasions this year, tying the conference record for most NEC Player of the Week awards in one season.

Robinson finished the season shooting 89.9 percent at the foul line, closing his career as the Mount's all-time leader in free throw percentage at 85.6 percent.  He started 130 of 131 career games played, setting the Mount record for both games played and games started.  He has moved up to sixth on the Mount's career assist list (457) and fifth in career three-point field goals made (230).