Virginia Tech point guard Justin Robinson announced that he has been cleared to return to the team for the NCAA Tournament on Twitter Sunday afternoon. Robinson has been recovering from a foot injury he suffered in Tech’s matchup against Miami on Jan. 30.
Before the injury, the senior guard was having a phenomenal season, averaging 13.7 points per game and 5.2 assists per game at the forefront of a Virginia Tech team that was ranked No. 12 in the country at the time.
Head coach Buzz Williams told reporters during the ACC Tournament that Robinson would meet with doctors today to see his injury’s progress after he was not cleared to return for the conference tournament.
The Hokies have gone 7–5 since Robinson’s injury and were expected to still be a strong competitor in the NCAA Tournament with Nickeil Alexander-Walker taking over at the point guard position. Robinson will join Alexander-Walker and Kerry Blackshear Jr. as the three players on the roster that started in last year's NCAA Tournament game for Virginia Tech against Alabama.