It’s time for the nation to start paying attention to Amari Robinson.
Robinson, a 2022-23 All-ACC selection, is easily putting together the best season of her storied career and one of the most all-around seasons of any player in the ACC. She’s averaging career highs and leading the Tigers in points per game (18.2) and rebounds per game (6.8). That’s not even mentioning the fact that she’s shooting the best slash line of her career (59/41/82).
This unbelievable stretch of basketball peaked on Sunday with a historically elite effort. In Clemson’s last game against Syracuse, Robinson’s final line looked like something you’d see in the box score of a video game.
A jaw-dropping 37 points, 14/19 from the floor, 1/2 from outside, 8/9 from the free throw line, five rebounds in just 27 minutes. Those other-worldly stats left the crowd of near 3,000 people in awe. A group of Orange fans even stopped and congratulated Robinson on her tremendous performance prior to her leaving the court after the game.
Not only did the superstar’s 37 points set a new career high (the third career high in scoring she’s set this season), but she’s doing so with efficiency that’s quite literally unmatched.
Putting up those unbelievable numbers in just 27 minutes is so unheard of that nobody in Division One basketball has done something similar since 2020. And, per Stats Perform, Robinson is the only player in the ACC to record such an absurd stat line since the 1999-00 season – as far back as the database goes.
Here’s the thing: This is the second time this season that Robinson has put up 35 or more points while shooting 70% or higher from the field. In Clemson’s game against Georgia State earlier this year, Robinson shot 11-13 from the floor, a flawless 3-3 from beyond the arc, and 10-12 from the free throw line to set a then career high of 35 points.
Here’s a comprehensive list of players in all of Division One basketball who have put up those gaudy numbers in two games or more in 2023-24:
Amari Robinson. That’s it. There isn’t another player in the ACC who has even recorded one-such game.
The greatness of the grad student’s play isn’t just limited to one or two games, though. Thus far this season, Robinson is one of just five players in the entire country who has put up 20+ points with 60% shooting on at least seven different occasions this season. Her ability to score from all three levels have made her one of the most deadly and reliable scoring threats in college basketball this season.
With the elite forward racking up these career numbers, she’s rapidly rising up several legendary Clemson lists, as well. Sitting at 1,673 career points, Robinson recently Shandy Bryan for fourth-most points in a career in Tiger history. Her 858 rebounds are good enough for fifth-most in Clemson history, and she’s just two boards away from moving up to fourth.
The bottom line is that Amari’s consistency and top-end performance place her among the very best players not only in the Atlantic Coast Conference, but in the entire nation. Tigers fans are seeing a legacy being cemented in every game she plays.
Robinson and the Tigers return to action in Littlejohn Coliseum this Thursday against the Louisville Cardinals. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Clemson ticket office at 1-800-CLEMSON.