Wayne Robinson

Wayne Robinson

Wayne Robinson

A standout basketball player at Greensboro Day School, Wayne Robinson was chosen as the 1976 Guilford County Player of the Year. Robinson played four seasons at Virginia Tech, three as a starter, and helped the Hokies to an 81-35 record, two NCAA appearances and one NIT appearance and was named to the 1979 All-Metro Conference Team. Robinson led the team in rebounding three straight years and averaged 15.2 points as a senior. Robinson was the 31st selection in the 1980 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers and was traded to the Detroit Pistons where he averaged 7.4 points per game in the 1980-1981 season. Robinson played seven seasons in the European professional basketball leagues in Italy and Spain. While playing for Real Madrid, Robinson was a part of three National Championship teams (1983-1986) and one European Championship in 1983. Robinson received The Order of The Long Leaf Pine in 1997; was inducted into the Virginia Tech Hall of Fame in 2003; and was named an Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Legend in 2011.

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