Frank Robinson is 29 year old 193cm guard that was born in Compton, California and grew up in Los Angeles. He played at Cal Fullerton (NCAA) from 2005-2008. In his senior year, he played games: 15.8ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.5apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 45.1%, 3Pts: 34.2%, FT: 73.8%. In 2008-2009, he started with NBA club Atlanta Hawks (NBA), left in Oct.’08, then moved to Union Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia-Liga UPC, starting five): Adriatic League: 17 games: 4.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.1spg; Euroleague: 8 games: 6.8ppg, 3.3rpg, in Feb.’09 signed at EnBW Ludwigsburg (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 11 games: 11.0ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.4apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 53.2%, 3PT: 27.0%, FT: 73.5%. In 2009-2010, he started with the Atlanta Hawks (NBA) again, only pre-season, in Dec.’09 moved to Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League, starting five): 38 games: 12.4 Maccabi Haifa (Israel-Premier League, starting five): EuroChallenge: 14 games: 9.3ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.3apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 48.6%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 59.5%; Israeli League: 28 games: 12.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.7apg, Steals-2(2.4spg), FGP: 54.4%, 3PT: 30.4%, FT: 61.1% ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.7apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 49.8%, 3PT: 24.3%, FT: 69.2%. In 2010-2011, he played for Sokhumi Tbilisi (Georgia-Superleague, starting five): Eurochallenge Qualifying Round: 2 games: 16.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.0apg, 1.0bpg, in Oct.’11 moved to Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five), in Nov.’11 signed at B.C. Habikaa (Israel-Premier League, starting five): 21 games: 12.6ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.3apg, Steals-5(1.8spg), FGP: 53.9%, 3PT: 25.7%, FT: 54.1%. This past season, he played with Asseco Prokom Gdynia (Poland-TBL), left in Nov.’12: Euroleague: 7 games: 7.4ppg, 3.7rpg, 2FGP: 40.7%, 3FGP: 26.9%, FT: 50.0%; Polish TBL: 8 games: 5.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 23.8%, 3FGP: 33.3%, FT: 68.8%, in Dec.’12 moved to Budivelnyk Kyiv (Ukraine-Superleague): Eurocup: 6 games: 3.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.0apg; Ukrainian Superleague: 9 games: 5.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 2FGP: 44.2%, 3FGP: 5.9%, FT: 46.7%, left in Feb.’13, later that month signed at s.Oliver Baskets Wuerzburg. With Wurzburg he played 11 games: 11.3ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.0apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 48.8%, 3PT: 20.7%, FT: 57.1%. He talked to German Hoops about basketball.
Frank thanks for taking time to talk to Geman Hoops. You are currently in beautiful California, but told me you wouldn´t mind be in Germany now. Was that more of kind words for me a man that has to endure the cold German weather in summer?
Hey man thanks for contacting me, it’s always a pleasure. Yes I am home and I’m loving every minute of it. At the same time I wouldn’t mind being in Germany either. I’ve grown to love Europe and have accepted it as a second home.
How is your summer going? You are very busy with your summer camp, but you do find time to work out. When your running in the California hills, do you think about certain plays on the court during the last season that could have happened differently?
This summer has had a different rhythm for me. It has been very busy with several events and projects my partners and I have put together. The first was the SWSX Inaugural Showcase. This showcase featured twenty of southern California’s finest young athletes who never have had the opportunity to prove themselves as professional players. This event was put together to help those guys get the exposure we feel every player should have at least once in their careers as they strive to become professional players. There were three teams scouts that represented three very elite leagues and about four to five agents. The event was a success and five players were able to partner up with an agent after the games were finished. The second event was the International Hoop Expo (IHX). IHX was an event held in Detroit, Michigan and was put together by Jordan and Joe Crawford. Their family put together an amazing event including the Jordan Crawford Elite Camp, their very own showcase for aspiring pros and also a powerball conference that featured five great speakers. The goal of the event was to bring awareness to the city of Detroit and also to open eyes to many about what it takes to become an athlete or someone in the athletic word. The third and final event was the Frank Robinson Skills Academy, which has two sessions. One just ended and the second which starts July 9th. The skills academy features young athletes who are hungry for knowledge from ages 6-16. These athletes have come from all over the San Fernando Valley. So yes it has been very busy.