The homemade signs by a dozen grade-schoolers from Mountain View Christian Academy in Bryant, Ala. 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 from Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee which compete in the Southern Christian Athletic Association. Robinson averaged a double-double throughout the SCAA post-season tournament this year earning him Most Valuable Player honors.
“Jordan is a good young man with his priorities in order,” said GNTC head coach David 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 (6-4) and Cody Cochran (6-5). Global Prep (Tenn.) alum Terrell Rose (6-9), and sophomore Bobcats Bud Todd (6-5) and Alex Miller (6-5).
“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.”
Robinson plans on studying computer information systems while at GNTC.
“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 head coach Dustin Robinson said he would have a big hole to fill next year as a result of Robinson’s graduation.
“We’ll be doing a lot of work by committee and we’ll miss the size,” said Robinson, whose team went 19-5 this past season. “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.”
Now from Robinson’s graduating class of seven, the incoming freshman will join a student body of more than 6,000.
“It’ll be different,” said Robinson. “But, it’s the next challenge in my life. I plan on making the most of it.”