Milestone match as Robinson plays 100th for Port City
TROY Robinson is not usually the focal point of Port City Power matches, but on Friday night he will be, playing his 100th match for the team in the Queensland Basketball League.
Only two men's players have achieved the feat before Robinson, Aaron Nagas and Dan Green, which moves the former local junior into elite company.
Never having put any thought into reaching the milestone, Robinson is just as keen to get the team on the board with the first win of the season, but is still very excited to celebrate the achievement.
"It is pretty cool," he said. "As far as I am aware, I am only the third player to do it," he said.
"I started the first couple of years with not playing much. I was 15 and didn't get on much."
Now Robinson is a regular.
Keen at the prospect of celebrating his 100th game with a win, he has a larger goal in mind.
"A win would be awesome, more so for the season, but for the 100th, it would be really, really good," he said.
"We haven't made the playoffs as a men's side yet.
"So it would be great to emulate the women's side in that regard."
After a solid match against Rockhampton last week, Robinson thinks the Power can lift itself off the bottom and achieve a few wins throughout the back half of the season.
Milestone, or no milestone, he will be on hand for some time to come.
But he laughed at the prospect of creating a new mark of 200 matches.
"I would love to play as many as I can, but I am not sure my body can handle 200," the 24-year-old said.