Brixton basketball star Justin Robinson is frustrated at not being able to play the game he loves at home, with lockdown halting the London Lions’ season.
The 32-year-old former Team GB ace came through the crucial Brixton Topcats regime under the inspirational Jimmy Rogers.
Robinson said: “I was brought up in Brixton. I started playing on my estate with friends for fun. The coaching under Jimmy Rogers and Jabbar Kassim really helped develop my game.
“It’s a shame there are no decent indoor basketball arenas in South
London. You would think with Brixton Topcats, who have produced the best players in the country, that there would be a luxury basketball arena available to everyone.
“Jimmy Rogers is the reason I am here today. He’s everything to me, my words aren’t even enough to explain my love for him. He is a mentor, father figure, coach and friend.
“After playing professional, I’d like to go into mentoring and coaching, using my expertise and life experiences to help at-risk youths and young adults in my area. There are a lot of issues affecting the black community. I’d like to use my position to help steer youth away from some of those issues that have plagued us for so long.”
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