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Former Clayton State standout to play in Europe

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Former Clayton State standout Brandon Robinson has signed a contract to play basketball in Germany. Last season, he averaged 22.8 points per game in the National Basketball League of Canada.

Special Photo Former Clayton State standout Brandon Robinson has signed a contract to play basketball in Germany. Last season, he averaged 22.8 points per game in the National Basketball League of Canada.

MORROW — After two dominating seasons of playing in the National Basketball League of Canada, former Clayton State standout Brandon Robinson will see how he stacks up against some top competition in Europe.

The 6-foot-6 small forward from Florida recently signed his first European contract, a one-year deal with BV Chemnitz 99 of Germany’s Pro A division.

Following an all-conference and All-American career at Clayton State, Robinson played the last two seasons in the NBLC. He first played for the Oshawa Power where he averaged 19.9 points per game during the 2011-12 season.

This past season, he averaged 22.8 points, seven rebounds and 3.6 assists per game as a member of the Summerside Storm. He was named a starter in the NBLC All-Star game and was voted the league’s forward of the year.

“I have learned a lot playing in the National Basketball League of Canada the past two seasons, and have nothing but respect for the Summerside Storm organization,” Robinson said in a statement released through his management agency. “Now, I am ready to take my career to the next level and could not be more excited to join my new teammates and coaches in Chemnitz.”

After playing two seasons at Seminole Community College, Robinson transferred to Clayton State.

As a senior at Clayton State, he led the Peach Belt Conference in scoring in 2010-11 averaging 20 points a game. He became only the second player in the history of the Laker men’s basketball program to garner All-American honors, joining former Laker great Robert Conley, who was an All-American selection in 1999.

He led the team to a 19-10 overall record and scored in double-figures in every game his senior season. During the season, he had three games of at least 30 points, including scoring a career-high 31 twice against St. Augustine’s and against Georgia Southwestern in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament.

Last season, BV Chemnitz 99 finished with a 14-16 record, ninth place in the Pro A standings.

As the team hopes to climb to the upper tier of the division, Robinson is being counted on as one of the team’s key players.

“I'm grateful that Brandon picked our organization to be his first professional team in Europe,” BV Chemnitz coach Felix Schreier said in a statement. “I believe he will have a big impact as an elite scorer in this league. His winning attitude and confidence will help take this team where they need to go this season.”