Chaffey College’s Winston Robinson - a 6’5 205 sophomore Philadelphia – has accepted a full scholarship to Mountain State University. The Cougars are a NAIA Division 1 institution located in Beckley, West Virginia. Mountain State University plays as an Independent at the NAIA level. The Cougars have the highest winning percentage of any 4 year institution in the country over the last 5 seasons. Mountain State was a NAIA Runner up in 2003 and 2008 and won the National Championship in 2004.
Winston was a two time 1st team Foothill Conference performer who led Chaffey College to a 27- 7 record and a place in the Southern California Regional Finals in 2009. Winston led the “CHP” in scoring 18.8 ppg and rebounding 9.2 for the season . He had a high game of 32 points in a winning effort vs Mt. San Jacinto College. Chaffey Head Coach Jeff Klein says,
“Winston is a very competitive person. He competes hard everyday in practice and when the game is on the line he wants the ball. “Philly” won games for Chaffey from the free throw line, with offensive rebound put backs, and from the three point line. He is extremely versatile and an incredibly tough matchup for any defender. Mountain State is getting one of the better players to come out of Chaffey College.
Mountain State Head Coach Bob Bolen says,” We are real excited about having an athlete of Winston’s caliber sign with the Cougars. His work ethic shown by his improvement from the three point line 20% in 2008 to 46% in 2009 is very exciting for us. We also like that “Philly” comes from a winning program at Chaffey College.”
Winston is the third player to sign from the 2008 / 09 season. Lamar Williams signed with Columbus State and Nickalas Turner signed with Minot State.