University of Michigan Basketball
An All-American guard for the 1989-90 season, Rumeal Robinson is remembered by most as the man who secured Michigan's 1989 NCAA Basketball Championship. Robinson sank two free throws with three seconds remaining in overtime to seal Michigan's 80-79 victory over Seton Hall in the championship game. The 6' 2" guard's outstanding play throughout the 1989 NCAA Tournament earned him a spot on the All-Tournament Team..
A three year starter in the Michigan backcourt, Robinson was a consensus 1990 All-Big Ten, a finalist for the 1990 Pete Maravich and John Wooden awards, and an All-American. Robinson scored a career high 33 points against Minnesota and averaged 19.2 points per game his senior season. He finished his career with 1,446 points, 575 assists and 353 rebounds.
Born in Jamaica, Robinson grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he led Rindge and Latin High School to the state championship and was named a first team All-American by Basketball Weekly and Parade.