EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: DOUBLE AWARDS FOR JUSTIN ROBINSON

ABOUT TO GO IN awards their MM Brits Abroad Player of the Week Award no none other than Justin Robinson after he finished with a game high of 18 points to help his team, Aries Trikala, overcome Lavrio 81-77 in the top Greek professional basketball league (Greece A1).

Outscoring everyone on his team, Robinson’s game against Lavrio is a testament to his incredible season playing for Aries Trikala as he has shown the capability to excel and dominate in one of the world’s most respected basketball leagues. In addition to Midnight Madness, Robinson’s performance was also recognised by the Greek league who titled him as the Best Player of the Game. 

Robinson said, “It’s great to have your achievements recognised by the Greek league as well as by Midnight Madness at home. There’s so many great British players doing well abroad, and so it means a lot to be recognised by Midnight Madness for my performance as the goal is always to improve and get better.”

Currently averaging 11.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists, Robinson proves to be familiar with the top Greek A1 League after playing for former team, Kolossos, who Robinson beat earlier on this season and finished with an impressive 24 points and 2 rebounds to steer Trikalla to the victory (89-86).

These achievements come as no shock as Robinson’s name has always been in the conversation when talking about the top players to emerge from Britain. The British point guard was first seen playing for Brixton Topcats before he left to attend high school at Blair Academy in the States. From here, Robinson helped Blair secure a Mid-Atlantic Prep League title and came away named the All-MAPL first team. He then continued this success in college basketball where he took on the position as team captain for the Rider Broncs and averaged a stand-out stat line of 15.3 points, 3.8 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1 steal a game.

Robsinson’s professional career ranges from playing in Greece, Ukraine, Sweden, Hungary and Cryprus, and of course, internationally for the Great Britain National Basketball Team.

CEO of Midnight Madness, Nhamo Shire, said, “We are extremely proud of Justin for his hard work and success over in Greece, but also for everything he has achieved over the course of his career. I would go so far as to say that Robinson is one of the best British point guards this country has ever seen, and is undoubtedly a role model to all those aspiring to play basketball at that next level. In addition to Robinson, we have a number of Midnight Madness players including Ovie Soko, Fahro Alihodzic, Ashley Hamilton, and Robert Gilchrist who are all playing well in the Greek league and opening the door for the next generation to come through.”

For more information on Justin Robinson, find us on Twitter @MMadnessUK, or contact us at fmacaly@reachandteach.co.uk