DILLON — Reaching the 1,000-point milestone is a tall order for most, yet it was seemingly a breeze for all 5 feet, 8 inches of Montana Western’s Dom Robinson.
The senior was honored before Saturday’s game after reaching 1,000 points in a win over Montana State-Northern on Thursday. The point guard went on to score a game-high 20 points in a 77-67 win over Providence. Robinson ranks second in the Frontier Conference in scoring with an average of 18.6 points per contest, but his assist numbers will suggest that he is more of a natural distributor than a scorer.
The plateau Robinson reached is new territory for the former transfer.
“In high school, I never (scored 1,000 points) and at my junior college I never got that opportunity, so it was just kind of big for me — a good milestone in my career to score 1,000 points,” he said.
Robinson averages 5.56 assists per game, the second-highest rate in the nation, and his 139 dimes are good for first in the country.
A true facilitator, he passed responsibility for his offensive successes off to his teammates and the team as a whole, which is the fifth-highest-scoring team in the NAIA.
“I just try to do my job every game and score the ball and my teammates do a good job of getting me open,” he said of the achievement.
But, after some prying, he at least cracked a little.
“I guess I do a pretty good job of scoring,” he added.
After Saturday’s game, he now has 1,027 points to back that claim. He will look to add to that total this Wednesday, when the Bulldogs host Montana Tech.