Robinson wins basketball Co-MVP award
by Emanuel County Live | May 28, 2008 12:00 am
Former Swainsboro High School star Patrice “Nikki” Robinson was awarded the Co-Most Valuable Player award by Savannah State University head women’s basketball coach Cedric Baker at the SSU Athletic Banquet at Tiger Arena. Robinson, along with fellow Co- MVP Ivy Smith, helped the Lady Tigers post a 14- 15 record in the 2007-08 season, the most wins for the program since moving to Division I. “It was tough in determining a MVP this year. Both played different positions but were significant in us getting 14 wins this year,” said head coach Cedric Baker.
The 6-1 junior forward averaged 9.2 points per game and led the team with 6.7 rebounds per game. She led the team in blocks (35) and was second in field goal percentage (48 percent), field goals made (116), minutes (28.3 per game) and third in steals (40) and made free throws (36). Robinson started 27 of the 29 games she played in. Robinson also gained national attention for her stellar play, being named to the Women’s Independent All-Newcomer Team and received honorable mention honors for the All-Independent Team.
A transfer from Georgia Perimeter, the mass communications major had a career-high 22 points in a win over Morris and a career high 15 rebounds in a season-ending victory over New Jersey Tech. Robinson posted four double-doubles this past season. “Nikki will be a returning player next year and we expect her to be an anchor in the post as well as a team leader,” said Baker. “We want her to have a good or better year in 2008-09 as she did in 2007-08,” he added. SSU assistant Julie F. Robinson is also a Swainsboro native and is married to Rev. Marque C. Johnson, Sr. “Julie has done a good job in recruiting.” said Baker. Patrice is the daughter of Eva Robinson.