“I’m very excited to announce I’ll be playing in this year’s TBT tournament for the Red Scare,” Robinson said. “I want to take time out to apologize to the city of Dayton and to the University of Dayton as well for my mishaps off the court, for making bad decisions. I was an immature young kid, and my head wasn’t on straight and not really thinking. I love the city of Dayton, and I love the university and I enjoyed my time there. I’m really looking forward to representing the University of Dayton the right way. Go Flyers.”
The Basketball Tournament starts July 4 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. The Red Scare were seeded eighth out of 24 teams and received a first-round bye. They will play their first game July 8.
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Robinson, a graduate of Northland High School in Columbus, watched the Red Scare play last season at Capital University.
Robinson and Thompson will replace Kendall Pollard and Dyshawn Pierre, who both withdrew from the tournament. The team also includes former Flyers Rob Lowery, Devin Oliver, Kyle Davis, Darrell Davis, Trey Landers and Ryan Mikesell as well as former Louisville guard Ryan McMahon and former Virginia Commonwealth forward Justin Tillman.
Robinson finished his college basketball career in 2016 at Dalton State Community College in Georgia and has since played overseas, most recently in Japan. He averaged 22.8 points and 11.5 rebounds last season for the Saitama Broncos.
The 7-0 Thompson played two seasons at Ohio State (2015-17) and averaged 8.5 points. He has since played in France, Belgium and Lithuania.