Southwest Mississippi Community College cannot brag about having a lot of things that the Southern Miss Golden Eagles don’t already have. Whether it is athletic facilities, getting to play Division I basketball or enough high-profile alums to help build state-of-the-art thingamabobs Southern Miss can outclass SMCC at any turn. Well, in all areas except one 6’11” area.
That is right kiddos, Southwest Mississippi Community College can now brag about having Christian Robbins and how Southern Miss does not.
Robbins was only a redshirt freshman last season. Throughout his entire rookie campaign, Robbin only played in 11 games — compiling a whopping 19 minutes of total live action on the hardwood. He also chipped in an astonishing 0.1 points per outing as well as 0.2 rebounds.
Obviously, the Golden Eagles are not losing a huge contributor as far as productivity goes. Alas, Robbins size did not do enough for him to warrant extra time on the court and his lack of playing time is likely his motive for leaving the program after just one season.
Considering he is stepping down a few levels as far as competition goes — or more importantly not heading to a Division I program — Robbins will be eligible to play for Southwest Mississippi Community College from the get-go.
The Golden Eagles recently recruited a 6’10” community college player of their own recently in Ude Ifeanyichukwu (Laramie County Community College). So out with one giant man who is going to play some community college hoops and in with another who has already participated in that form of basketball.
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