|Jasmine Robinson - Freshman, Troy|
Richmond graduate Jasmine Robinson, last season's Augusta Chronicle Player of the Year, wasted no time making an impact at Troy University. The freshman scored 11 points, dished 9 assists, and grabbed 6 rebounds in the Lady Trojans' 79-54 exhibition game win over Auburn University at Montgomery Wednesday. Here are clips of her playing and speaking to the media afterwards:
Troy earned a spot in last season's NCAA tournament by winning the Sun Belt Conference championship. I dare say that in the past 10 years or so no area player, female or male, has stepped onto campus and started right away for a team that was at the top of its conference. If I am right, this will not be the only time Jasmine has done something I've never seen. I've also never seen a high school girl score 50 points in a game, like she did last season against Hephzibah.
Robinson averaged 27 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals last season at Richmond, which reached the second round of the state tournament.
Troy opens its regular season Friday, November 10, at home against Stillman.
In an exhibition game, the Peach Belt Conference's Georgia Southwestern defeated Troy's men's team, which like the women won the Sun Belt Conference championship last season. RJ Sessions made 8 threes and scored 30 points to lead the Hurricanes to a surprising 88-87 road win.
Another Sun Belt team, Georgia Southern, fared much better against the Peach Belt's Georgia College. The Eagles topped the Bobcats 92-59. Ike Smith scored 23 points to lead the way.
Georgia Southern will visit Augusta University, also from the Peach Belt, Friday in Augusta.