Mount St. Mary's has one of the smallest players in college basketball. His name is Junior Robinson. He's a 5-foot-5 (probably generous measurement) point guard for the Gophers' opponent Wednesday night.
And he’s also a spectacular dunker. Yes, you heard that right.
Looks to me like the second coming of former NBA Slam Dunk Contest champs Spud Webb (5’6”) and Nate Robinson (5’8”). Minnesota fans might want to come a little early Wednesday to check out some of this Robinson’s slams in warmups at Williams Arena. I’d be surprised if the Gophers allowed him to do that in the game, especially if Reggie Lynch or Jordan Murphy is in the game.
Mount St. Mary’s coach Jamion Christian said Robinson has a one-step 45-inch vertical leap. Robinson also runs 4.3 seconds in the 40. Seems like he has the NFL combine numbers already for a tryout. Attention Vikings.
“He’s just one of the most electric guards in the country with his speed,” Christian said. “He’s only 5-foot-5. But when people watch him dunk in warmups, they’ll think that’s all he is – an athlete. But he’s really an exceptional player.”
Robinson, a North Carolina native, averaged 12.5 points and 3.1 assists per game to earn All-Northeast Conference honors last season.