February 12, 2018—Mount St. Mary's senior guard Junior Robinson (Mebane, N.C.) has been named the Northeast Conference Co-Player of the Week. It is the fifth time Robinson has won the weekly honor, tying the NEC single-season record for most player of the week awards.
Robinson had a pair of 30-point games as the Mount split a pair of road games at Central Connecticut and Bryant. He averaged 31.0 points and 3.0 assists while shooting 58.8 percent from the field, 50.0 percent from three-point range and 93.8 percent at the foul line. Robinson has now scored 30 or more points four times this season.
Robinson opened the week by pouring in 32 points in the Mount's 71-57 win at Central Connecticut on Thursday. The senior guard was 12-17 from the field and 4-6 from downtown. He scored 18 in the second half as the Mountaineers erased a seven-point deficit. Robinson nearly led the Mount to an improbable comeback in a 79-77 setback at Bryant on Saturday. He scored 12 of his game-high 30 points in the final 1:55 as the Mount cut an 18-point deficit to one in the final seconds.
Robinson has won NEC Player of the Week five times this season, becoming the eighth player in NEC history to win NEC Player of the Week five times in a single season. The rest of the list includes Rik Smits (Marist, 1987-88), Desi Wilson (Fairleigh Dickinson, 1989-90), Alex Blackwell (Monmouth, 1990-91), Charles Jones (LIU Brooklyn, 1996-97), Jermaine Hall (Wagner, 2002-03), Ken Horton (Central Connecticut, 2010-11) and Jalen Cannon (St. Francis Brooklyn, 2014-15).
With six career NEC Player of the Week awards, Robinson is second all-time at the Mount behind Chris McGuthrie's seven.
Robinson leads the NEC and ranks tenth nationally with 22.3 ppg. He also ranks second in the conference in assists (5.0) and free throw accuracy (.903). With his big scoring week, Robinson moved up five spots on the Mount's all-time scoring list into fifth place with 1,771 career points.
The Mount returns to action on Thursday, February 15, with a 7:00 p.m. home game versus Fairleigh Dickinson at Knott Arena.