Josh Robinson led the way for APSU Men’s Basketball by scoring a combined 62 points in the Govs two game road trip to Illinois on Jan. 12 and 14. Robinson’s leadership and efforts on the trip did not go unnoticed as he was named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week.
Robinson’s 26-point performance against Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville pushed the Govs to their first OVC win of the season in overtime. With 28 seconds remaining, a 2-point jumper from the number 4 put the Govs ahead by five points.
Two days later, the junior guard scored a season high 36 points in Charleston, Illinois, against the Eastern Illinois Panthers, including five 3-pointers. Robinson also featured with seven turnovers in his 37-minute performance. Robinson averaged 31 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists. The guard hit 43.8 percent of 3-pointers, and 83.8 percent from the free-throw line.
Following the week, the St. Louis native inched up the all-time APSU scoring sheet to 16th, one spot behind Maurice Hampton, and up to 21st in field goals.
Robinson and the rest of the Govs will be in action at the Dunn Center on Thursday, Jan. 19, against Morehead State (7-11, 3-2 OVC) at 7 p.m.