If you have been to any Georgia Bulldogs basketball games this year (or watched them on television), you might have noticed an athletic-looking (guard-type) that is on the UGA bench – usually in a red collared shirt. He converses with other players and huddles with team during timeouts.
Who is this mystery fellow you might ask?
It is non other than 6’1″ transfer point guard Gerald Robinson, Jr.
Robinson transferred to UGA after playing two seasons at Tennessee State University, where he led the Tigers in scoring last season (17.8 points) and was second on the team his freshman year (15.2 points). Matter of fact, all this guy does is score.
As a senior at Martin Luther King High School in Nashville, TN, Robinson paced his team with 29 points per game en route to the Region Semifinals and making him a McDonald’s All-American nominee. According to his profile on GeorgiaDogs.com, he once scored 64 points in merely the first 3 quarters of a game!
The casual on-looker might attribute Gerald’s scoring to the fact that he played in a weaker Ohio Valley Conference. But Mr. Robinson is no stranger to tough competition.
During his tenure at TSU, Robinson played against Georgia Tech (twice), Indiana, Vanderbilt, Illinois, Alabama and Kentucky. He averaged 17.1 points per game in these out-of-conference affairs.
He was named to the 2nd Team All-Ohio Valley Conference his sophomore year, and made the conference’s All-Freshman team in 2008.
With the departure of Ricky McPhee after this season, Robinson should give the Bulldogs some much-needed depth at the guard position next year.