#23 ROBBIE HEATHERINGTON
Guard, 6-0, 170 pounds
Hometown: McKeesport, Pa.
High School: Serra Catholic
Coach Rager “Robbie’s game has developed as he had gone for his first year to his second year of college basketball. He’s gotten stronger, and that will help his overall game. He has a good shooting stroke, and we will use him at the 2 and 1 positions.”
Profile: Heatherington averaged 4.6 points per game as a freshman. He was in the starting lineup for the first five games and then came off the bench the rest of the season. He played in 26 games in all, and he had four games scoring in double figures. Heatherington showed the ability to be a productive scorer in those contests, and his offensive game figures to get a boost in consistency after added some muscle in the off season.
2010-11: Heatherington was one of the top guard options off the bench as a freshman. He had a season high of 23 points versus Penn State-Fayette. He delivered in a big way with 18 points in a overtime win over Cedarville when he helped make up for two injured starters, including his brother T.J. His best all-around game was 19 points, five rebounds and seven assists at Wilberforce. Heatherington is not known as a rebounder, but he had a career high nine versus a tall Roberts Wesleyan team.
High school: He scored over 1,000 points for his career in leading the Eagles to three section championships in a row. Led by the Heatherington brothers, Serra Catholic won WPIAL and PIAA Class A championships during the 2007-08 season. The Eagles were runners-up in the WPIAL and the PIAA during Robbie Heatherington’s junior season of 2008-09. Heatherington was the McKeesport Daily News Player of the Year last season. He was also tabbed to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fab 5 team and the Tribune-Review Terrific 10. He earned three letters in basketball and four in football. He was the quarterback for Serra’s football team after playing wide receiver his first three years. He went under center after his older brother vacated the starting quarterback position. Robbie threw for over 1,000 yards in 2009. In addition to their PIAA basketball title in 2007-08, the Heatherington brothers also won the state football title that year. Personal: Son of Paul and Kelly Heatherington…born March 25, 1992…majoring in business.