Monday, January 4, 2010
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Clayton News Daily
For the first time in nearly three years, the Clayton State Laker men's basketball will have a Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week honoree.
Laker forward Brandon Robinson was selected as the PBC Player of the Week on Tuesday after three tremendous outings over the holiday break for Clayton State. The 6-foot-6, 180-pound junior from Lake Wales, Fla., becomes the first Clayton State player to earn the PBC weekly honor since Brandon Kelley on the final week of the 2006-07 regular season.
Robinson has been a key spark to Clayton State's current three-game winning streak, averaging 17 points, five rebounds and two assists a game. In addition, he's shot an impressive 61 percent from the field, 53 percent from 3-point range and 71 percent from the free throw line.
Robinson was selected as the Most Outstanding Player in the recent Winter Park Rotary Tangerine Tournament in pacing Clayton State to the tournament championship. He scored 17 points with six rebounds in the first round last Tuesday against Massachusetts-Lowell, followed by 14 points on 4-for-7 shooting from 3-point range in the Lakers' upset over 12th-ranked Rollins in the championship last Wednesday.
In addition, Robinson also scored 20 points on 8-for-10 shooting from the field with seven rebounds back on Dec. 21 against Southern Polytechnic State.
Clayton State (7-4) plays its final non-conference game of the season on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. against West Virginia Tech.