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UVU basketball: Former UVU forward Geddes Robinson to play professionally in Germany

Published: Friday, July 3 2015 5:54 p.m. MDT

Utah State's #21 Morgan Grim ,right, battles UVU's #15 Geddes Robinson ,left, for the ball as Utah State and Utah Valley University play Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 in Logan. USU won 63-54. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Utah State's #21 Morgan Grim ,right, battles UVU's #15 Geddes Robinson ,left, for the ball as Utah State and Utah Valley University play Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 in Logan. USU won 63-54. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

OREM — Former Utah Valley University forward Geddes Robinson has signed to play professionally for the Dragons Rhoendorf in Germany.

Robinson, who played at UVU from 2010-12 and is the school's season and career leader in rebounds, leaves for Germany on Sunday, August 12. He graduated from Utah Valley in April with a degree in behavioral science with an emphasis in psychology.

"I'm excited to graduate and being able to have two of my dreams come true; walking away with a degree and a pro contract," Robinson said.

UVU head coach Dick Hunsaker said this is a special time for his former player.

"With his degree completed, this is a great opportunity for Geddes to pursue his dreams and continue to develop his skills," Hunsaker said.

The Dragons Rhoendorf is a member of the Germany-ProB league and is located in Bad Honnef, North Rhine-Westphalia. The season is set to begin in early October.

Utah State's #34 Kyisean Reed ,left, fights for a ball with UVU's #15 Geddes Robinson as Utah State and Utah Valley University play Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 in Logan. USU won 63-54. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Utah State's #34 Kyisean Reed ,left, fights for a ball with UVU's #15 Geddes Robinson as Utah State and Utah Valley University play Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 in Logan. USU won 63-54. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

Robinson was a first-team all-conference performer as a senior after helping Utah Valley to its second straight Great West Conference championship. He averaged 9.8 points and was 13th in the nation with 10.4 rebounds per game.

Clint Burgi is the assistant athletic director for sports information at Utah Valley University. For more information on Wolverine athletics, visit WolverineGreen.com.

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