Classy Robinson crowned Molten BBL MVP again

Great Britain guard Justin Robinson will hang onto his prestigious crown after being voted Molten BBL MVP for a second consecutive season.

Last season’s winner of the gong was given the thumbs up again for the 2018-19 edition after the Londoner led Lions to a historic first ever BBL Championship triumph. He also inspired his team to BBL Cup success in front of a huge crowd at Arena Birmingham back in January.

Adding to his places in both the Molten All-British Team of the Year and the Molten BBL Team of the Year, Robinson was the runaway winner in the voting by BBL clubs.

His play at both ends of the floor have impressed throughout the campaign – lighting it up as the second top scorer in the BBL with an outstanding 19.2 points per game.

Helped by a near 40% return from long-range, Robinson also handed out 4.9 assists, grabbed 3.6 boards and snapped up 1.4 steals per outing.

“I’m honoured that the majority of coaches voted for me,” stated Robinson.

“For them to hold me in high regard and take notice of my talent and leadership is definitely flattering.

“It means more this year with silverware part of it to add that extra sense of satisfaction. I think it’s true testament to a great team year, so I’m thankful for all my team-mates and coaching staff.

“Overall, the season was a success for us – our goal was to win all four trophies but we came up short in the Trophy then losing in the first round of the Play-Offs.

“We still made history, winning the Cup and the club’s first-ever league title. Everyone came together with the common goal, we played together, enjoyed being around each other and that translated onto the court,” he concluded.

Robinson will be presented with his award at The O2 on Sunday ahead of the BBL Play-Off Final.