Could This Hudson Valley Graduate Have a Future in the NBA?
The NBA Draft isn't until June 22, but one Kingston native is already planning for the big night.
Justin Robinson just wrapped up is college career at Monmouth, where he finished as the school's all-time leading scorer. As a senior, he was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference player of the year as well as being named part of the NCAA All-American honorable mention list, according to the Times Herald.
He set the Monmouth scoring record in a January 30th game against Marist.
Not bad for a guy who's only 5'8''.
His lack of size is what kept the bigger colleges away when Robinson was a senior at Kingston High School in 2013. His smaller height certainly didn't diminish his skills while at Kingston though. According to his Monmouth player profile, Robinson started all four years at kingston, and lead the, to the 2013 Section 9 Class AA and Division Championships with a 19-3 record.
He was also named the Varsity 845 Player of the Year in 2013.
Now, he's been invited to the prestigious Portsmouth (VA) Invitational that runs next week. This is a yearly tournament where only the best college seniors in the country are allowed to play. Of course, there will be plenty of NBA scouts in attendance.
Even if he doesn't get drafted, there's always other options such as playing in the Developmental League or maybe overseas.
Wish him the best of luck!