Courtesy of MonmouthHawks.com
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – Monmouth senior guard Justin Robinson has been named Lou Henson National Player of the Week, awarded to the best Division I mid-major player of the week on CollegeInsider.com. He scored 21 points in Monmouth’s win over Memphis last Tuesday.
Robinson tied for the team lead in scoring with 21 points last Tuesday at Memphis, and knocked in what proved to be the game-winning free throws with 14.2 seconds remaining. He added five rebounds and five assists, as well as three steals on 8-for-19 shooting in 37 minutes. He helped Monmouth tie a program record with eight straight wins, as well as tie the best start in school history at 9-2. The Hawks have now topped six high-major programs in the last two seasons.
Robinson started the season on the Lou Henson Award Watch List, awarded to the nation’s best mid-major player. He was a finalist for the award last season, and was a two-time weekly award recipient in 2015-16.
Robinson and the Hawks return to the floor tomorrow night at home against Princeton. Tip is set for 7:00 p.m. on ESPN3.