Robinson earns more national honors


Fresno State’s Orlando Robinson has been named the Lute Olson National Player of the Week.

BOSTON – Fresno State junior forward Orlando Robinson was named the Lute Olson National Player of the Week, College Insider announced on Monday.

Last week, Robinson averaged 27.5 points and 11.5 rebounds while leading the Bulldogs to a 2-0 record, which included a 79-59 win over San Jose State on Tuesday and a 73-68 road win at UNLV on Friday.

In the 20-point win over SJSU, Robinson scored a season-high 31 points with 12 rebounds and followed up that dominant performance with another one – going for 24 points and 11 rebounds for a second straight double-double to power Fresno State (12-4) past UNLV in his hometown of Las Vegas.

Robinson is on the Mid-Season Watch List for the 2021-22 Lute Olson National Player of the Year award, which is presented annually to the top player in Division I college basketball. The award will be announced on April 1 in New Orleans, site of the NCAA men's basketball championship.

Earlier on Monday, Robinson earned Mountain West Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career.

Through the first 16 games of the season, Robinson is averaging 19.8 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.1 steals per game, and has been establishing himself as a legitimate All-America candidate.


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