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Davion Robinson, Quick Rise To Social Media Fame & His Success On & Off The Floor

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Davion Robinson is a popular and emerging American basketball player from Las Vegas, NV. He is widely notable for being the younger cousin of 3-time NBA dunk champion, Nate Robinson and this past year joined the back-to-back CalPac Conference Champions to further his academics and athletic journey. Robinson was considered one of the emerging basketball players out of Las Vegas in 2018-2019 after performing well at the ScoutsFocus Elite 80 Camp (Seattle, August 2018) and the West Coast Elite All-Star Camp (Utah, October 2018).

Davion was born on September 22, 2001, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Robinson grew up with a family loaded with talented athletes from his sister being a high school basketball star in Seattle, WA to his uncle being a 2-sport talent in Henderson, NV. He finished his schooling in Las Vegas, graduating from Silverado High School and becoming one of the more notable presences. He has now moved to Lancaster, California where he’s focused on completing his higher education.

The talented athlete Davion Robinson is still single and unmarried. It is safe to assume that being he has no girlfriend nor famous, public dating history whereas he is still of young age at 18 years old in 2020.
He has overcome many obstacles and battles as a child growing up without a present father, in a one-parent household. Davion recalls the negativity felt when expressing his goals and aspirations with fellow friends, family, and teammates. He decided to let those negatives fuel his fire for success. He continued to work hard, exude self-confidence, and push forward towards his goals without swaying. Davion used negative comments such as “what he cannot become,” to push him to work towards those very goals. Davion also encourages his fellow teammates to just focus on themselves and to become selfish within their journeys. Davion’s main goal is to be recognized as one of the top players in the NAIA division. Davion stopped listening to people who put self-doubt into his dreams and decided to make his dreams a reality.

Q: How did you grow to fame so quick?
A: Just by utilizing my social media, peers and holding myself accountable for getting my name out there in the public eye. My more famous family members help too, haha.

Q: What made you get actively involved in sports?
A: It’s just a passion, a niche I fell for. I fell in love with the grind and process of it all. Whether I’m playing poorly or making mistakes, I like overcoming all of that.

Q: You manage your social media well, what makes it so vital in your life?
A: Social media has made my notability skyrocket well. I’ve noticed me being impersonated a lot and things of that nature. But it has brought good and bad attention but nonetheless, attention. I just try to make sure what is being attended to, perceives me well and in my best interest. Kinda like being my own agent, PR people and all that.

Q: What motivates you most to play basketball?
A: My family. I want to be the first in my immediate family to take sports to a career path outside of my cousin and a few others. I want to take care of my people (mother, grandparents and etc) and be the one everyone looks to. I was made for that pressure and I’m ready for it. My sister was a special talent before injury. My uncle was too. And my brother played college basketball. I was simply next in line.

Q: Being you’re now a college basketball player, what’s advice you’d give?
A: Take care of your body. If you don’t do that, your body won’t take care of you. Also watch what you post, people are looking and eyes are everywhere.

Q: What are your OFFICIAL social media accounts so people can find you, contact you and hopefully so you can get blue checks?
A: I have an Instagram that hopefully can get verified soon! The handle is @chosen1drob . That is my only social media. Hopefully I get the blue check, I’m notable enough at this point right?

Q: Anything new we should expect from you?
A: I just plan to focus on my performance on and off the floor being i’m towards the end of my season. Having a great off season training with my people at Phase1 Sports and family and friends who’ve made it where I wanna get to. Improving my performance in the classroom and in my community as well. I plan to continue holding myself accountable for my social media as well. I do have some special things in store as the process continues. But if we’re talking social media specifically, just a Day In The Life segment that’s coming soon to YouTube and getting my social media verified.

Q: Last question, how’s the season going with the team? Any people you want to highlight?
A: Our program is off to a great start in my opinion. I’ve been able to watch special things happen and try to model my efforts and work ethic and energy after a few. Some to name would be Jacob Mast, Kamal Holden, Ronnie Rousseau, Kane Kiel, Lenny Maugir, Chris Johnson, Ezekiel Armstrong, Allex Austin and more. Those are all older guys that have been great for the program and push the envelope to demand hard work daily. My other teammates Kevin Laws, Cameron Redd, Jaelon Lagard, John Helmerich, Shawno Roberts, Tyler Chisholm, Tyler Murrell, Joan Sola, Kizhonie Blunt, Arik Nicholas and a lot more have pushed me on and off the floor and been hands on with my development and progression. We all joke a lot about bad performances on my end (they know what I mean) but when it’s time to lock in, they’re going to war with me and I have no doubts about it. But that’s with my entire team, search our roster, 40 deep and we all war ready for each other. Strength in numbers is the motto we stand by, the coaching staff stands by as well. Coach Mast, Coach Sheldon and the rest of the staff have been very good to me and wanting the best from me daily. I see what everybody does daily that has worked for them and gotten them success as far as performance and it actually has been a key motivator for me. I’ve also been getting extra work in consistently for the past 3-4 weeks with a guy named Kemba who’s knowledgeable and has helped me improve my mentality. We have a team full of talent and our coaching staff bring it all together. Couldn’t ask for more.

Q: What school is it that you go to again? Located where? And what division for the audience?
A: University of Antelope Valley. California. NAIA. Soon to be 3-peat CalPac Champions and coming for that Natty! Stay tuned!