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Oshawa Power's Brandon Robinson Named NBL Canada Player of the Week

January 30, 2012 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Mississauga Power News Release

(OSHAWA, ON) The NBL Canada announced today that Durham's Team the Oshawa Power guard Brandon Robinson has been named Player of the Week after two superb performances in which he averaged 32 points for the Power.

On Thursday January 26 in the Rogers Slam Dunk Day game against the Saint John Mill Rats, Robinson scored a career-high 34 points while going 12-20 from the field in a tough 7 point loss in front of over 5,500 enthusiastic Oshawa Power fans.

Then on Sunday January 29, Robinson kept up his hot shooting, pouring in 30 points, including an impressive 13-14 from the free throw line in the Power's exciting 110-108 overtime road victory over the Moncton Miracles.

"Congratulations to Brandon. We're very proud of him," said Gary Durrant, President of Basketball Operations. "We've always felt that Brandon Robinson has the ability to be one of the best players in the league."

Robinson averages a team-high 17.4 points per game, 6.5 rebounds per game and 1.7 steals per game so far this season.

Robinson joins Morgan Lewis as the two Oshawa Power players who have been named NBL Canada Player of the Week in the league's inaugural season.

Next up for the Power is a Wednesday Feb 1 contest with the Summerside Storm, who sits one game ahead of them in the tight NBL Canada standings. Both teams are battling for the last playoff spot along with the Saint John Mill Rats.

The game starts at 7:30 p.m. at the GM Centre as the Power Goes Pink to raise funds for The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in support of the NBL Canada's Cure on the Court initiative.

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