Unsigned Senior Spotlight - Chris Robinson
Chris Robinson has done nothing but distinguish himself at every stop along his prep and grassroots career.
The New York native put up huge numbers during each of the last four seasons at Westminster. He led the New York Gauchos u16 squad in scoring in 2018 and joined the Mass Rivals last spring where he helped them to a national top-25 ranking. He also played in s everal NYC summer tournaments last summer, winning championships at the City is Mine Nike Tournament at Gauchos Gym, the NY vs NY Nike Tournament at Rucker Park, and the Conrad McRae Tournament, where he also won the MVP of the high school division.
Robinson's goal is to play at the division I level and he's had interest, and even unofficial visits, from several schools at that level along with recruitment from countless D2 and D3 schools.
By the Numbers
2019-20 Stats: 22ppg, 7apg, 5rpg, 3spg, 1bpg
Scoring history: 15ppg (2016-17), 25ppg (2017-18), 22ppg (2018-19)
Academics: 3.0 GPA & 1110 SAT *also an Admissions Tour Guide*
Awards & Accolades
- Westminster School's All-Time Leading Scorer (1710pts)
- Westminster School's All-Time Leader in Assists, Steals, & Triple-Doubles
- 2x All-NEPSAC Class A
- 2x Westminster School Team MVP
- 3x Westminster School Team Captain
I've been playing the game for as long as I can remember, and I truly have developed a love for the game of basketball. Not only have I been able to play with or against some of the best competition, I was also able to meet a lot of different people. I've learned that you have to put the work in, which can help the overall outcome. I love to take on challenges. Playing in NYC growing up and also playing in the NEPSAC, has been great for me and my development. Whenever I don't have school or personal obligations, I'm in the gym working on my craft. I'm a true "gym rat." My passion for the game of basketball is very strong because it has allowed me to travel the country. As a point guard, I've also learned how to study film better during my high school years. It has helped me prepare for games and different opponents. Lastly, I've also learned how to become a better leader on the court. No matter the situation, I believe, if the entire team is invested that gives the team a better chance to win. From playing on the Adidas circuit (Mass Rivals), Under Armour circuit (NY Gauchos), NEPSAC (Westminster), and several NYC streetball tournaments, they have all helped shape my confidence as a ballplayer on and off the court. Being able to play basketball at a high level is a blessing and I would never take it for granted.
"Chris is the best player to come through the Westminster basketball program. He's been one of the most exciting guards in NEPSAC during his tenure at Westminster. I've coached him for 4 years and each year he has taken his game to the next level. Chris is a natural competitor that never backs down from a challenge. The NEPSAC is loaded with talent in each class, and Chris always wanted to battle against the best. He's the quickest/strongest guard I've seen in my 10 years of coaching at the prep level. Chris already has a college athletic build as a guard at 6'1" and 180 lbs. Chris can get to the basket at will but he developed into an impressive passer. He uses his speed and quickness to blow by defenders, which helps set up open shooters, slashers, and big men around the basket. Lastly, Chris has turned himself into a quality shooter from midrange and three through hard work and dedication to the gym. He's even added some range to his shot. You can't teach toughness, athletic ability, speed, strong dribbling skills, and Chris has all those tools. Chris will make a college coach happy with his energy, leadership, competitiveness, and his companionship for his teammates and coaches. He's a special young man and I've had a pleasure to watch him grow and mature into a great human being!"
- David Pringle, Head Coach, Westminster School
"Robinson is one of the more dynamic lead guards in the northeast region. He's compact and powerful with explosiveness in all aspects of his attack - end to end speed, quick burst, and leaping ability. He excels at creating tempo and is potentially equally imposing on the defensive end with the ability to guard the ball the length of the floor. While those aspects of his game have always been the most noticeable, I think he's also made very significant strides in the nuances of the point guard position. He, candidly, dominant the ball quite a bit when he was younger, but has learned to be more efficient. He's also smoothed out his release and become a more reliable shooter, especially off the dribble. "
- Adam Finkelstein, ESPN & NERR