Juhan “JJ” Robertson, the 6-foot-1, 170-pound point guard and Clinton High School graduate, signed his letter of intent last week and has committed his talents to Wake Tech.
“JJ is such an outstanding young man, he’s got a great personality and people just seem to gravity towards him,” said CHS head basketball coach Randy Jordan. “Wake Tech is getting an excellent player, one who will come in there and be able to help them both on and off the floor.”
“Wake Tech will be a really great fit for him and he’s got family there so that’s always a bonus that will really help him out,” continued Jordan.
Though he never finished his senior season with the Horses due to injury and an ineligibility misunderstanding, he was a key presence for CHS during his time in the black and gold.
“JJ averaged about 15 points per game for us last year. He became a real leader for us off and on the floor and he’s an extremely hard worker when it comes to basketball. I will miss him and boy was he a lot of fun to coach,” said Jordan.
Robertson also racked up his fair share of accolades while at CHS awards that helped garner his recruitment to different colleges, including Cape Fear, Brunswick and Wake Tech to name a few.
“JJ was most outstanding player for us last year during the Christmas tournament and was part of the All-Tourney team the year before that. He was part of our 17-0 conference run where we had a 25-game win streak and got most wins with fewest losses in a season,” remarked Jordan.
Robertson’s family are equally happy for him and all his accomplishments. Though he didn’t have much to say, no one is more excited than JJ.
“It feels pretty good,” said Robertson about signing to play at the college level. “I chose Wake Tech because they stuck with me even through my situation.”
Robertson’s mother Leslie and father Juhan Simpson, who were with JJ at the signing, seemed almost as excited as him but they were also very proud.
“I’m very excited for him and glad he gets this opportunity — but for education too, not just basketball,” said Leslie.
“I’m very excited and very proud as well,” added Juhan.
Though he’s uncertain about the field he wants to pursue as a career, Robertson wants to get his degree in engineering. He gave thanks to the people important to him for helping him get to this point in his life.
“I want to get my degree in engineering, but I’m not sure which field though. I want to give thanks to God, my church family, teammates and to Coach Jordan and Farrior for helping make it this far,” said a humble Robertson.
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