SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. — Jason Robinson, a former Chadron State College basketball standout, died Sunday. Robinson, who was diagnosed with large B-cell lymphoma in February 2011, was 40.
Jason was the second of three Robinson brothers to play basketball for the Eagles and he was inducted into the school’s athletic hall of fame in 2009. He was a four-year starter and averaged in double figures in scoring all four years, finishing with 1,581 points, fourth highest on CSC’s all-time list.
The Robinson brothers — Josh, Jason and Jeremy — came to Chadron State from Thompson Valley High School in Loveland, Colo., to score 5,081 points and grab 2,128 rebounds during an eight-year span in the 1990s. That made them one of the most successful brother trios in college basketball history. All three are in the CSC Athletic Hall of Fame.
At Chadron State, there was at least one Robinson in the starting lineup for eight straight seasons. For six of those seasons, two Robinsons were in the lineup at the same time.
Jason’s wife, Tresha, also graduated from Chadron State. They have two sons, Ty and Truitt, and a daughter, Tanner.