KJ Robinson has achieved many things in his high school basketball career with Blue Springs South High School.
He helped the Jaguars win their first-ever Boys Basketball state championship earlier in 2015. He recently scored his 1,000th point in a 71-60 win over Liberty during Senior Night last Tuesday (12-15).
He also scored 31 points in a 71-70 victory over McPherson, including the game-winning shot to snap their 44-game winning streak.
His efforts earned Robinson this week's Hy-Vee 41 Five-Star Athlete of the Week Award Winner.
"It was a fun week," KJ said. "The best thing about it was sharing it with my teammates, especially the win against McPherson. It was a big win for us because we knew how good - how much of a good team they were; the streak they were on. So, it was big for us to beat a team like that."
Head Coach Jimmy Cain won his 200th career game in that Liberty game. He knows that KJ has been a part of quite of few of those wins and has seen those kinds of performances before.
"He's been through some great games. He's been through just about every type of practice," Coach Cain said. "I've challenged him. I've patted him on the back. So he's seen me in just about every aspect of life."
The 5’0, 160 lbs., Point Guard is rated by Rivals.com as a 3-star player. He recently signed to play collegiate basketball at Division I Nebraska-Omaha.
While many players attribute their success to their own personal efforts, KJ says much of his success came from the help of his coach.
"He's been everything to me. I look up to him a lot. And, we have like a different relationship," KJ said. "It's not just like a player-coach relationship. It's like a love relationship. He loves each and every one of us. And, he shows us that every day."
The biggest goal for KJ now is to help his team repeat at Missouri Class 5 State Champions. But, he knows the team has a big target on their backs.
"Yeah, it's been fun so far. It's early, but we still got a lot to work on," Robinson said. "My teammates, I love each and every one of them. They've been with me for four years now. And, we're all family. So, it's something we take pride in."
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