Point Guard Robinson Relishing Leadership Role

Robinson played for Boo Williams on the AAU circuit.
Robinson played for Boo Williams on the AAU circuit.

Virginia Tech-bound point guard Justin Robinson has embraced the leadership role for Saint James (Hagerstown, MD) this season. The 6’1”, 185-pound prospect is a senior on a young Saints squad that is 11-6 heading into tonight’s match-up at Flint Hill.

“It’s tremendous I can learn the leadership role now,” Robinson said. “Coming in to Virginia Tech as a young point guard next year, I’ll have to know how to handle the team.”

The “mental part” is the area in which Robinson feels he has progressed the most, but he has certainly stepped up his game on the court as well. He estimates he is averaging 23 points (about nine more than he averaged last season) and seven assists per game. In a 68-65 loss to St. Andrew’s earlier this week, Robinson poured 30 points, draining four 3s and knocking down 12-of-13 free throws.

“I’ve improved a good amount,” Robinson said. “I’ve learned how to score more and I still get my team involved. I’m averaging almost a double-double (points-assists). I can get to the basket more. I’m in more of a scoring role this year, but I get the whole team involved. I’m getting rebounds and making assists.”