Remember Them Days- David Robinson Post Near Triple Double In A Win Over Cleveland State
Back in 1986, the college basketball world had the spotlight on numerous standout players. Skilled center Brad Daugherty out of North Carolina, the high flying Len Bias from Maryland, Auburn's sharpshooter Chuck Person, the versatile Ron Harper was a sure star out of Miami of Ohio, Duke's Johnny Dawkins, Syracuse Pearl Washington, St John's Walter Berry and Virginia Tech's Dell Curry were just some of the household names that had the full attention of the collegiate basketball world. Although, there was one player from Navy who was quickly coming into his own and had not just the college basketball world buzzing, but the NBA was paying close attention as well. That player? 7'1 junior center David Robinson. Robinson was a dominant force during the 85-86 season, averaging 22.7 points, 13 rebonds and 5.9 blocks per game and in a match-up against Cleveland State, Robinson raised his level of play even higher. Robinson would finish with a near triple double of 22 points, 14 rebounds, 9 blocks including the game winning lay-up to knock off Cleveland State 71-70. It was these type of performances that would ultimately help Robinson become the number one pick in the 1987 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs despite having to wait two years while Robinson completed his Naval Academy obligations. He was well worth the wait! Watch the dominance below.
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