GJ’s Robinson signs to play basketball at Central Wyoming

Mug of Everett Robinson, Grand Junction basketball player.

When he was considering where to play college basketball, Everett Robinson was looking for a team whose style fit his game.

He found one in, of all places, Riverton, Wyo.

The Grand Junction High School senior made it official Friday morning, signing a letter of intent to play at Central Wyoming College.

The community college and the team both seemed to be a good fit for Robinson.

“I just like their style of play,” Robinson said. “They like to get out and run, they like to shoot the 3.”

Robinson is hoping to use the two-year school as a stepping stone. Committed to working on his grades, he also wants to improve his game, which he hopes to take to a four-year school in a couple of years.

Robinson led the Tigers in scoring as a senior and was selected the Southwestern League player of the year.

Grand Junction coach Dutch Johnson said Robinson’s athleticism alone should help him succeed at the junior college level.

“For us the last four years, he’s been asked to do everything,” Johnson said.

Whether it was handling the ball, shooting from the outside, slashing through the lane, playing defense or rebounding, Johnson said Robinson was called on to do it for the Tigers.

“Coach Johnson and everyone prepared me pretty well,” Robinson said of being ready for basketball at the next level.

He’s projected to play shooting guard for the Rustlers. Fortunately for him, he won’t have to change his wardrobe. Central Wyoming’s school colors are orange and black.

Robinson said there are some things he intends to work on before he heads to Riverton.

“I’ve got to work on my shooting and get bigger,” he said.


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