Mountain View’s (AL) Robinson Signs With Bobcats
(Bryant, Alabama) – It doesn’t take much finger paint and poster board to make a 6-foot-6 forward feel head and shoulders above the rest. The homemade signs by a dozen grade-schoolers from Mountain View Christian Academy in Bryant, Alabama, showed prep standout Jordan Robinson what he means to his younger classmates at a school he has helped put on the map.
“You guys come out and be in the picture,” called Robinson to the elementary students who were on hand at his signing and photo session with Georgia Northwestern. “I can’t believe you made these signs for me.” If you haven’t guessed, Mountain View is a small school with plenty of special stories from high atop Alabama’s Sand Mountain.
MVCA is one of eight private Christian schools which compete in the Southern Christian Athletic Association. It consists of eight schools across Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. Robinson averaged a double-double throughout the SCAA post-season tournament this year earning him most valuable player honors.
Robinson is headed to Cats Country to play under GNTC Men’s Head Basketball Coach David Stephenson. In his sixth year at the helm of the program, Stephenson is most proud of this year’s signing class. “Jordan is a good young man with his priorities in order,” said Stephenson. “He’s ahead of the game when it comes to his attitude for a student-athlete coming straight out of high school. We’re really happy he’s made the decision to sign.”
The Cats Den is well stocked with post standouts this season. Also joining the roster this season at the forward slot are Gordon Lee grads Andrew Johnson (6-foot-4) and Cody Cochran (6-foot-5), Global Prep (TN) alum Terrell Rose (6-foot-9), and sophomore Bobcats Bud Todd (6-foot-5) and Alex Miller (6-foot-5). “We have solid big man experience coming into this season,” said Stephenson. “We hope to get Bud (Todd) and Alex (Miller) in a teaching mode to help our freshman fit into our system.”
Planning on learning computer information systems at Georgia Northwestern, Robinson plans on studying and playing his first two years in Cats Country. “I’m excited about the computer program I’m heading into and really happy about the opportunity to be a college student-athlete,” said Robinson. “Getting to play under Coach Stephenson is going to be extremely helpful. This whole season, he’s been more concerned with helping plan for the future off the court. He’s got a good heart and good faith.”
MVCA Boy’s Head Basketball Coach Dustin Robinson has a big hole to fill on the prep level as a result of Robinson’s graduation. “We’ll be doing a lot of work by committee. We’ll miss the size,” said the coach of this year’s 19-5 Lions. “He’s a really good kid who does what you ask him to do. You can count on him at any time in any game.”
Robinson’s graduating class at MVCA this year had seven students. Yes, seven. Now, the incoming freshman at Georgia Northwestern joins a student body of 6,000 fellow Bobcats. “It’ll be different,” said Robinson. “But, it’s the next challenge in my life. I plan on making the most of it.”
Georgia Northwestern competes in NJCAA’s Region XVII in Men’s and Women’s Varsity Basketball. The Bobcats hung conference championship banners in 2008 and 2009. The Lady Cats are the NJCAA Region XVII’s defending champions, advancing the National Sweet 16 in post-season play in 2012.
The Bobcats open their season on November 2 at home when Toccoa Falls College comes to “The R.A.C.” The Rossville Athletic Complex serves as home court for the Bobcats. For more information on Bobcat Athletics at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, contact the Office of Sports Information at 706.764.3813 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.