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Alonso’s Robinson maintains 3-point dominance

TAMPA - Greg Robinson shoots first and asks questions later. Robinson, the 3-point sniper at Alonso High School, hit 71 threes this year for a team that finished its second straight season above .500. Robinson’s season ended earlier than he hoped, but he was selected to the Tampa Bay Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game and was picked to participate in the 3-point contest. It was never close. Robinson hit 12 of 15 bombs to win the title easily. His season still isn’t over as he, along with Alonso teammate Malachi Christopher, was added to an all-county all-star team that will face Pinellas County on Friday at Eckerd College.
Alonso coach Todd Price said that he wasn’t shocked by Robinson’s 3-point domination. “Greg is fearless and there’s never a shot he doesn’t like,’’ Price said. “That isn’t always a good thing but he knows how to make some key shots.’’ Robinson said a 3-point shooter has to have the feel for hitting the bombs, and he felt it in the contest. “I just had it going for me,’’ Robinson. “It was crunch time and it just felt right.’’ Robinson averaged a little more than 16 points a game for Alonso this year, his second since moving up to varsity. He and Christopher added a big boost to a team that won only two games just five years ago. Robinson loves playing baseball, but still prefers basketball and hopes to be playing somewhere at the next level next season.
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