ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia senior guard Gerald Robinson, Jr. was named as the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, according to an announcement on Monday by the league office in Birmingham.
Robinson played key roles in a pair of Georgia's victories last week. The Bulldogs defeated Arkansas at home 81-59 in their first game and the Nashville, Tenn., native exploded for a career-high 27 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field. He scored 17 points and handed out four assists in the first half alone.
For the first 39 1/2 minutes of Georgia's 70-68 win at #20 Mississippi State on Saturday, Robinson was relatively quiet, having scored a lone first-half 3-pointer. He came alive at just the right moment, however. His driving, reverse layup with 28 seconds left tied the score at 59 and sent the contest into overtime. He then dominated the extra period with eight of Georgia's 11 points, including a steal and dunk, as well as foul shots with 24 seconds left that gave the Dogs a 4-point cushion.
Robinson ranks 10th in the SEC this week in scoring at 14.0 points per game. He's also 7th in the league in assists (3.7/game) and free-throw percentage (79.8%). Counting his two seasons at Tennessee State, he has amassed 1,759 career points, which would rank 4th on UGA's all-time list.
Robinson is Georgia's first such male honoree of the season. On Dec. 21 of this season, guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was named the SEC's Freshman of the Week.