Maryland Boys Basketball POY: Justin Robinson

Maryland Boys Basketball POY: Justin Robinson

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Maryland Boys Basketball POY: Justin Robinson

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THE WINNER: Justin Robinson

THE BASICS

School: Saint James School (Hagerstown, Md.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Point guard
Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 178 pounds

Athletic achievement: He averaged 22.2 and 7.8 assists per game while shooting 53 percent from inside the arc this past season, leading the Saints (18-8) to the Mid-Atlantic Conference semifinals. A 2015 First Team All-Conference selection, Robinson also posted regular-season averages of 4.3 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game and scored a game-high 27 points in the MAC semifinal loss to Georgetown Day.

Academic excellence: Robinson has maintained a B average.

Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally on behalf of the Special Olympics, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and as a youth basketball coach.

THE PRAISE

“We played a very difficult schedule this season, including four nationally ranked teams, and Justin Robinson might be the best point guard that we went up against,” said Brian Field, head coach at Providence Day in North Carolina. “He absolutely killed us and I was even more impressed with his poise and sportsmanship on the court.”

THE FUTURE: Robinson has signed with Virginia Tech.

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