Gerald Robinson Jr. Receives Preseason Honors
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tiger basketball sophomore Gerald Robinson Jr. has been nominated for the Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2009 Bob Cousy Award and was selected to the 2008-09 Preseason Mid-Major All-America Team.

Rather then assembling first, second, third and fourth team squads, the Mid-Major All-America Team is one team consisting of 25 players and honorable mentions. Division I coaches and NBA scouts are part of the selection process.

The Bob Cousy Award, presented by The Hartford, is given to the top collegiate male basketball point guard annually spanning across all divisions within the game by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. 

The selection criteria emphasize leadership, team work, success, and fundamentals as being critical parts for the game of basketball as a point guard. Nominations are solicited from across the country from head coaches and the winner is selected by a Blue Ribbon Selection Committee made up of the biggest names in college basketball.

Robinson joins a pool of 47 nominees stemming from all divisions. The nominees include Edgar Sosa (Louisville), Johnny Flynn (Syracuse), Ronald Steele (Alabama) and Ty Lawson (North Carolina).

Last season, Robinson started 31-of-32 games finishing second on the team in scoring with 15.2 per game. He tallied nine games in which he scored 20 points or more. He received the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week honor six times and was also selected to the OVC All-Newcomer Team. Robinson was named to this year’s All-OVC Preseason Team.