AOTW: Marcus Robinson, senior basketball player

The Beacon: Male Athlete of the Week Feb. 5 – Feb. 11 Why Marcus Robinson was selected: Robinson shutdown reigning Conference Player of the Year Jason Kenny in Wednesday night’s game against Misericordia, securing 15 points and helping to clinch a playoff berth in Saturday’s win against King’s with eight points and four steals.


Kirsten Peters

Male Athlete of the Week: Marcus Robinson, senior basketball player

Name: Marcus Robinson

Year: Graduate Student

Major: MBA 

(Graduated with a degree in Management)

Hometown: Swedesboro, N.J.

High School: Kingsway HS

Position: Shooting Guard

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

I decided to come to Wilkes because the coaching staff that recruited me was different than the other school’s coaches where I was looking. Wilkes actually cares about their players.

Post-graduation plans in terms of a career?

I would like to be a contract specialist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and possibly coach.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I started playing at the age of four because my dad put a basketball in my hands. He also played basketball, so that pushed me to be just like him.

Favorite thing to do during practice?

Take water breaks.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

This season, I hope to win the MAC Championship and make the NCAA tournament.

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

Not a single thing.

Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

Golfing and lounging.

Favorite building on campus?


Favorite professor?

Dr. Edmonds.

What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The chicken.

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

Wraps from the POD.

Coke or Pepsi?


Most influential person in your life?

My grandfather. He made me the person I am today.

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

Michael Jackson.

A quote you live your life by?

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

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

To me, “Be Colonel” means that you are respectful with everything that you do, and that you help others around you when needed.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

Fab 5 and Camille.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor