“Fly boy” admits he’s a little more nervous than usual.
Jerome Robinson, the University of New Mexico men’s basketball assistant coach, isn’t just heading back to his old college stomping grounds Saturday as the Lobos (3-1) play his alma mater Bradley Braves (6-2) in Peoria, Ill.
Robinson is being inducted to the university’s athletics Hall of Fame for his four-year basketball career that culminated in a stellar 2000-01 senior season and included being named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year while averaging 16.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals per game.
And that season he had another little known stat. He was the star player on the Bradley team a future Lobo by the name of Danny Granger, then a high school senior in New Orleans, decided he wanted to be a part of, too.