Virginia Tech junior point guard Justin Robinson has been dealing with a preseason quad injury, but that is of no concern heading into next week’s season opener.
According to Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports, Robinson has been fully cleared and will play limited minutes in the Hokies’ exhibition match-up against South Carolina on Sunday in order to get his feet wet.
Robinson, who helped lead the Hokies to the 2017 NCAA Tournament, averaged 10.4 points, 4.8 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game while shooting a solid 41 percent from the field and 36 percent from beyond the arc. The 6’2″ Virginia native is a steady presence who has the ability to control the tempo of the game. He is also terrific in terms of getting his teammates involved and playing with efficiency.
The Hokies open up their season on Friday at home against Detroit. They will then take a trip to New York for the 2K Sports Classic, where they will play St. Louis before matching up against the winner/loser of Providence-Washington.
VT finished the 2016-17 regular season with a 21-9 record overall and a 10-8 record in ACC play. They advanced to their first NCAA Tournament since 2007, but lost to Wisconsin in the opening round, 84-74.