New Orleans guard Bryson Robinson Wins Southland Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

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FRISCO, Texas – New Orleans’ Bryson Robinson is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com.

Robinson averaged 21.5 points this past week for a Privateers squad that improved their Southland record to a league-best 4-0 start. UNO claimed wins against Lamar (10-7, 2-2 SLC) on Wednesday and McNeese (5-9, 2-2) on Saturday. The defending Southland champion will put its undefeated record to the test at Stephen F. Austin (13-3, 2-1) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT. A win would make just the fourth time in program history that UNO begins conference play 5-0 and the first time since 1992-93.

This is Robinson’s first career weekly award, and the Privateers’ first of the season. His Mesquite High School teammate, Lamar’s Josh Nzeakor, won the honor last week.

Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Bryson Robinson – So. – Guard – Mesquite, Texas

A career high 31-point outing on 10-of-13 shooting in Saturday’s 82-75 overtime win at McNeese highlighted sophomore guard Bryson Robinson’s week. The product of Mesquite, Texas, went 7-of-8 from three-point range and knocked down clutch free throws in the overtime period to keep the Privateers unbeaten in Southland play. This came after Robinson began the week with 12 points, eight assists, five rebounds and two steals in the 72-62 victory over Lamar.

Honorable Mention: Roddy Peters, Nicholls; TJ Holyfield, Stephen F. Austin; Marcus Harris, Sam Houston State; Colton Weisbrod, Lamar; Sean Rhea, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.

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