AOTW: Marcus Robinson, junior basketball player

The Beacon: Male Athlete of the Week 2/5 – 2/11 Why Marcus Robinson was selected: Marcus Robinson led the Colonels in scoring in both victories against DeSales and Misericordia with 18 and 24 points, respectively on Feb. 8 and Feb. 10. Congratulations, Marcus!


Nicole Gaetani

Marcus Robinson, junior basketball player

What head coach Izzi Metz said: “Marcus is one of those guys who’s gonna give his best effort every day, whether he’s injured or sick. His energy level may at times be a little low cause it’s a long season, but he brings it and leads by example.”

Name: Marcus Robinson Jr.

Year: 2019

Major: Management

Hometown: Swedsboro, N. J.

High School: Kingsway Regional HS

Position: Shooting Guard

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

The coaches here stood out from the other schools that were recruiting me, and the recruiting class I came in with.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

Contracting for the U.S. Government.

Favorite building on campus?


What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The egg.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

Win the MAC and make NCAA’s.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

My dad pushed me to play at a young age because he played in college as well.

Favorite thing to do during practice?

Dance when my favorite songs come on.

Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

Golf, Football, Soccer, Volleyball, and Video Games.

Favorite professor?

Dr. Edmonds.

If you had to choose one thing about your program that you could improve, what would it be?


Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

Golf, football, soccer, volleyball, and video games.

Most influential person in your life?

My dad.

A quote you live your life by?

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you? It means that you are one with your community, as well as a kind individual who isn’t afraid to help others when help is needed.

If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?

Michael Jackson.

Coke or Pepsi?


Favorite meal to eat on campus? Chicken Cheesesteak from Grille Works.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

My family and the Goon Squad.