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Brentwood, TN – Junior guard Josh Robinson, of the Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team, has been named adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.
Robinson filled the stat line last week, averaging 21.0 points on 47.5 percent shooting, adding 4.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.0 steals to lead the Govs to a 3-1 record that included two wins at the Tarkett Sports Classic, hosted by Miami.
He opened the tournament with a 31-point outburst against the Norse, hitting 11-of-16 from the floor and 8-of-9 from the free-throw line in his season’s first 30-point performance; he and senior John Murry led the Governors back from a 16-point deficit with 12 minutes to go, with Robinson scoring 16 points during the final 12 minutes.
The finale at Oxford will be a memorable day in Robinson’s Austin Peay career. With 18:23 remaining in the second half, he scored his 1,000th career point, becoming the 32nd Governor, 13th guard and 11th APSU player since 2006 to reach that milestone.
That bucket was part of a 23-point, five-rebound, five-assist effort against the Blue Hens, but Robinson saved the best for last against Delaware. He capped his weekend with the go-ahead bucket with 1.9 seconds to go, taking the in-bounds pass following a Delaware free-throw and going coast-to-coast for a lay-up.
Robinson opened the week with a 17-point, career-high seven assist, six-steal performance—part of a Dunn Center-record 17 steals acquired by the Governors—in a 107-67 win against Oakland City.
In addition to earning weekly accolades from the conference, Robinson picked up the win in the fan vote for College Court Report’s Player of the Week, defeating Jeremy Morgan (Northern Iowa), Devontae Cacok (UNC Wilmington) and Marcus Keene (Central Michigan) in the Twitter fan poll.
This is Robinson’s second career OVC Player of the Week honor; he earned the final weekly honor from the conference for the 2015-16 regular season. He also earned two Freshman of the Week honors (Dec. 22, Jan. 26) during the 2014-15 season. Murray State’s Jonathan Stark (Newcomer) and SIU Edwardsville’s Christian Ellis (Freshman) also picked up weekly honors from the conference.
“I thought Josh really played well over the weekend,” said head coach Dave Loos. “He’s playing really well and leading the team well; he’s doing a good job spreading the ball around.”