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Las Vegas basketball star Noah Robotham signs with Akron

By Michael Beaven Published: May 14, 2014

University of Akron men’s basketball head coach Keith Dambrot announced on Wednesday that Noah Robotham has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Zips in the 2014-15 season.

Robotham, a 5-foot-11 point guard from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, joins the Zips as the No. 6 player in the Class of 2014 from the state of Nevada, according to the ESPN Top 100.

“Noah is a proven winner with an outstanding basketball IQ and tremendous skill at the point guard position,” Dambrot said in a prepared statement. “He comes from a program with a winning tradition and has a great family, including a brother [Czar] that plays [professional] basketball in Canada.”

During his senior year, Noah Robotham was named the 2014 Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year after averaging 16.0 points, 7.1 assists and 3.1 steals per game. He helped Bishop Gorman to a 29-4 record and the program’s third consecutive Nevada state championship.

He was also named the 2014 Las Vegas Review Journal Player of the Year.

Robotham leaves Bishop Gorman as the programs all-time winningest player, helping the program to 112 wins.

Robotham joins guards Jimond Ivey (Cleveland Glenville, Ohio) and Antino Jackson (Cypress Springs, Texas) in UA’s class of 2014. Ivey and Jackson signed national letters of intent to play for the Zips in April.

The trio will help build on a Zips’ team that went 21-13 last season, becoming one of just eight Division I programs to win at least 21 games in each of the last nine seasons. The others are Duke, Florida, Gonzaga, Kansas, Ohio State, Pittsburgh and Syracuse.

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