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BYU Guard Jaxson Robinson Transfers To Kentucky

It has been a few weeks now since Mark Pope was formally introduced as Kentucky Basketball's new head coach. Pope has been extremely busy since being introduced in working to develop both a coaching staff and a roster that can go out and compete to win like Kentucky fans are very much accustomed to. There hasn't been too many players from BYU to follow coach Pope to Lexington, but there was one in Collin Chandler. Today, it looks like another one will in BYU transfer guard, Jaxson Robinson.


Robinson is a 6'7" guard who is very familiar with the Southeastern Conference as he began his collegiate career as a 2020 enrollee for Texas A&M. After a season in College Station, he made the short jump to another SEC West school at Arkansas. Robinson only played one season in Fayetteville under Eric Musselman before finally making his way out west to play for BYU and current Kentucky head coach, Mark Pope, for his junior and senior seasons.


Jaxson Robinson was one of the most talented players in the Big 12 Conference last season and won the Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year award during that time. This award resulted from averaging 14.2 points (team high) per game, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in only 26.4 minutes a game in his senior season with the Cougars. He was also scorching the nets as he shot 42.6% from the field, 35.4% from beyond the 3-point line, and 90.8% from the free-throw line.


The newest Wildcat was debating on foregoing his final season of collegiate eligibility and entering the NBA Draft, however, the feedback that Robinson received must not have been to his liking because he has decided to enter into another year of college basketball.


The transfer has a close connection with Mark Pope so it isn't really surprising that he would uproot from the state of Utah and follow his coach to Kentucky. It really was either going pro, returning to BYU, or heading to Kentucky for this summer decision. Sticking with the same guy in charge (Pope) and utilizing the brighter spotlight on a bigger stage, this all makes sense to many.


Here’s a highlight reel showcasing what exactly the fanbase will be getting in the addition.



Welcome to Lexington!




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