IMG_3912Chauncey Billups Game of the week

#4  Eaglecrest at #1  Overland 7 PM

Top ranked Overland will host number four ranked and undefeated Eaglecrest tonight. According to Matt Langley of Basketball Colorado, standout senior big man De’ron Davis will not be available to play tonight. Davis’s absence will shift the focus of tonight’s game to an elite point guard match up between two of Colorado’s top floor generals Jervae Robinson of Overland and Colbey Ross of Eaglecrest.

Robison, a 6’2 senior, was the MVP of the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas averages 15.6 points per game, 3 assists and 3.7 rebounds. He is a scoring combo guard who has an excellent handle and change of speed. He is a hard driver who prefers to finish in the paint, but can also knock down perimeter shots.

Robinson who has been under the radar when it comes to recruiting spent his first two years at Overland before transferring to OnPoint Academy in Oklahoma for a year and is now back at Overland for his senior campaign. Robinson’s play this year may come as a surprise to many, but he credits his improved play to the year spent in Oklahoma. “In Oklahoma the mentality was just different, it’s more physical and I had to adapt. Also being away from home and on my own forced me to grow up and not make excuses for myself when things didn’t go my way. When I came back I wanted to take all I learned and apply it here so I can help my team.” Robinson said.

Ross is a 6’1 junior who averages 21.8 points, 4 assists and an impressive 5.8 rebounds. Ross is a well-rounded guard, who like Robinson is a capable shooter, but prefers to get into the heart of the defense and finish, or create scoring opportunities for his teammates. Ross has great leadership skills which is evident by the 9 – 0 record Eaglecrest has thus far, despite the departure of Ross’s older brother Elijah, Pete Wilson and versatile big man Blend Avdili off of last years Final Four team.

Despite being just a junior Ross has scholarship offers from Cal Poly, Rice, Weber State and Northern Colorado.


Jervae Robinson’s MVP Mixtape courtesy of: Courtside Films

Jervae Robinson’s game tying floater vs. Eaglecrest 2014 courtesy of Matt Langely Basketball Colorado

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