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Bulldogs’ Robinson named to All-MW First Team

One day after earning plaudits from conference media, star Fresno State forward Orlando Robinson was named to the official All-Mountain West First Team on Tuesday, as voted on by the conference’s coaches. 

The junior was the only Bulldog to be named to one of the three all-conference teams. 

Robinson capped off the regular season averaging 19.2 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game, both of which ranked as the fourth-best in the Mountain West. 

In addition to his selection to the all-conference First Team, Robinson was also named to the Mountain West’s Defensive Team. 

He ranked fifth in the conference with 1.3 blocks per game and averaged 1 steal each time out on the court. 

This is Robinson’s third year being honored as one of the conference’s top players. 

In the 2019-2020 season, his freshman year, Robinson was named as an honorable mention for the all-conference teams, and last year the coaches voted him to the All-Mountain West Second Team. 

Since Fresno State joined the Mountain West in 2012, Robinson is the ninth Bulldog to be honored on one of the conference’s all-conference teams or the all-defensive teams. 

Robinson and the Bulldogs (18-12) open the Mountain West Tournament in Las Vegas Wednesday against San Jose State (8-22) at 4 p.m. 

If they win, they will advance to play San Diego State (21-7) on Thursday. 

2021-22 All-Mountain West Men’s Basketball Team

First Team

David Roddy, Jr., F, Colorado State

Orlando Robinson, Jr., F, Fresno State

Matt Bradley, Sr., G, San Diego State

Bryce Hamilton, Sr., G, UNLV

Hunter Maldonado, Sr., G, Wyoming

Second Team

Abu Kigab, Sr., F, Boise State

Marcus Shaver Jr., Sr., G, Boise State

Isaiah Stevens, Jr., G, Colorado State

Justin Bean, Sr., F, Utah State

Graham Ike, So., F, Wyoming

Third Team

Desmond Cambridge Jr., Sr., G, Nevada

Grant Sherfield, Jr., G, Nevada

Jaelen House, Jr., G, New Mexico

Jamal Mashburn Jr., So., G, New Mexico

Brandon Horvath, Sr., F, Utah State

Defensive Team

Abu Kigab, Sr., F, Boise State

Orlando Robinson, Jr., F, Fresno State

Lamont Butler, So., G, San Diego State

Nathan Mensah, Sr., F, San Diego State

Justin Bean, Sr., F, Utah State

Honorable Mention

A.J. Walker, Sr., G, Air Force

Emmanuel Akot, Sr., G, Boise State

Tyson Degenhart, Fr., F, Boise State

Nathan Mensah, Sr., F, San Diego State

Omari Moore, So., G, San José State

Royce Hamm Jr., Sr., F, UNLV

Player of the Year:  David Roddy, Jr., F, Colorado State

Defensive Player of the Year: Nathan Mensah, Sr., F, San Diego State

Newcomer of the Year: Matt Bradley, Sr., G, San Diego State

Sixth Man of the Year: Chad Baker-Mazara, So., G, San Diego State

Freshman of the Year: Tyson Degenhart, F, Boise State

Coach of the Year: Leon Rice, Boise State

Photo: Fresno State Athletics

Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at daniel.gligich@sjvsun.com.