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Marcus Robinson transfers to Point Park University

Aug. 24, 2009

PITTSBURGH - Marcus Robinson, a former NCAA Division I player and a graduate of Allderdice High School, has transferred to Point Park University, announced Pioneers' men's basketball coach Bob Rager Monday.

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Robinson spent last season at Clarion University after spending the first two years of his collegiate career at Stony Brook University, a Division I school on Long Island. A 6-3, 195-pound guard, Robinson will be a senior on the Pioneers' men's basketball team this coming season.

"We are very fortunate to get a player of Marcus' caliber at Point Park," said Rager, who is in his 21st year as the head coach at his alma mater. "We recruited him out of high school because he is very talented, and hopefully we can help him become the player he wants to be."

Robinson played in 24 games at Clarion and made 14 starts last season. He averaged 7.8 points per game while shooting 45 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3-point range.

The Pittsburgh native averaged 13.2 points per game and shot 54 percent in the first 10 games of last season. Robinson's play helped Clarion start the season 8-2.

During the 2006-07 season, Robinson played in 19 games and started seven times as a freshman at Stony Brook. He played in one game as a sophomore before transferring to Clarion.

At Allderdice, Robinson was a two-time, first-team All-City League selection. He scored 1,500 career points while averaging 18.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. His first two years, he was named second-team All-City League.

Robinson led Allderdice to the City League championship game in 2006. In the title game, the Dragons faced Schenley, which was led by DeJuan Blair of the San Antonio Spurs and D.J. Kennedy of St. John's University.

Marcus' brother Robert Robinson played in 75 games for Point Park from 1995-98. Robert was a member of the Pioneers' team that made it to the NAIA Division I Final Four in 1996-97.

Rager, who has a record of 286-257 (.511) in 20 seasons at Point Park, has two returning starters from last year's team.