Courtesy: MAAC Sports

Justin Robinson Invited to Portsmouth Invitational

Courtesy:  Monmouth Sports Information
Release:  April 07, 2017
PORTSMOUTH, VA- Monmouth guard Justin Robinson (Lake Katrine, NY/Kingston) has accepted an invitation to play in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, which will take place from April 12-15 at Churchland High School in Portsmouth, VA. Robinson is the first Hawk to ever be invited to Portsmouth, and is one of 64 seniors in the nation to receive an invite.

“To be invited to the P.I.T. is nothing short of an honor and a blessing,” said Robinson. “To be named one of the top seniors in the country and be able to compete with them is something I’m incredibly grateful for.”

Robinson rewrote the record books in his four years in West Long Branch, becoming the Division I all-time leading scorer and the second Hawk ever to score 2,000 points, finishing with 2,003. He concluded his career first in DI scoring and started 128 games, the most in program history. Robinson also completed his time in the Blue and White second in assists (496), field goals made (635), three pointers made (257), steals (211), minutes played (4,002), and games played (131). In the all-time MAAC rankings, Robinson finished up 14th all-time in scoring, one point behind Iona’s AJ English, who received an invitation to the 2016 P.I.T. 

Robinson was recently named the Lou Henson National Player of the year, awarded to the top mid-major player in the country, in addition to earning his second straight MAAC Player of the Year and picking up ECAC Player of the Year honors. He was named an Honorable Mention AP All-America for the second year in a row, and picked up NABC and USBWA All-District accolades. A three-time All-MAAC First Team member, Robinson led the MAAC in scoring as a senior.

The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament is set for Wednesday, April 12 through Saturday, April 15. Each year for 65 years the P.I.T has invited 64 of the best college basketball players (seniors) from across the nation to participate in a four-day, twelve game tournament in front of representatives from every NBA team. The tournament is held at Churchland High School in Portsmouth.  

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