Clarksville, TN – Adding to the 2022-23 recruiting class, Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball head coach Nate James announced the signing of transfer forward Shon Robinson Friday. Robinson recently played at San Jose State and Ole Miss.
For the Spartans, Robinson had 10 games scoring in double figures highlighted by a career-high 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field at New Mexico. The Chicago, Ill., native also recorded his first career double-double against Santa Clara, finishing with 16 points and 12 rebounds on 5-of-10 shooting from the field.
Prior to joining the Spartans, Robinson spent two seasons at Ole Miss, redshirting during the 2019-20 season. In 2020-21, Robinson played in six games, averaging 1.3 points and 0.8 rebounds per game with one block. Robinson’s best outing as a Rebel came against former Ohio Valley Conference foe UT Martin, scoring six points in seven minutes on 2-of-5 shooting from the field.
Robinson was ranked as a four-star prospect and No. 85 nationally in the 2020 class by ESPN, but finished high school in the summer to reclassify and become part of the 2019 class. Originally from Chicago, Robinson moved to Gilbert, Arizona as a sophomore before becoming the fourth-best recruit in the state. In one season at Eduprize High School Robinson made an immediate impact, leading the Eagles to a 26-2 record that included a school-record 19-game winning streak and a Canyon Athletic Association (CAA) Division 2 State Championship.
In one season at Eduprize, Robinson averaged a double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds per game. Robinson was named First Team All-State, Conference, and Defense. In the state championships game, Robinson nearly earned a triple-double with 20 points, 10 blocks, and six rebounds. Earlier in the season, Robinson had a season-high 42 points to go along with 11 blocks against Bell Vista High School.
Robinson joins Rodrique Massenat, Elijah Perkins, Nathan Moore, Guy Fauntleroy, Kelechi Okworogwo, and Sean Durugordon as part of the APSU Govs 2022-23 recruiting class.