NIAGARA RIVER LIONS
The Niagara River Lions announced today that 25-year-old guard, Kassius Robertson has re-signed with the team for the 2020 season. He most recently played for Fortitudo Bologna of Lega Basket Serie A, Italy’s top tier basketball league. Robertson also suited up for the Senior Men’s National Team during the FIBA AmeriCup 2021 Qualifiers this past February in a series of games versus the Dominican Republic.
Kassius averaged 11.3 points per game and 44 percent from the three-point line in the seven games he suited up for the River Lions during the 2019 season before being invited to play for the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA Summer League. With the Hornets he averaged 5.3 points and 1.0 rebounds in 16 minutes of playing time and showed incredible athleticism on a dunk against the Utah Jazz that made highlights across the country.
“We are incredibly excited to have Kassius back with us again this summer! Kassius is known in the basketball world for his scoring prowess, and for being amongst the best shooters Canada has to offer,” said Head Coach & General Manager, Victor Raso.
“For us, he sets the bar for his teammates every day for what it means to care about your development as a basketball player – he has a relentless desire to be the best basketball player he can be and it is obvious through his incredible work ethic. Our River Lions program is designed for players who have the hunger for improvement that Kassius has, and it’s a testament to our organization that Kassius has chosen to be back with us again this season.”
Prior to Robertson’s professional career, he spent three years at Canisius College, before transferring to play his senior season at University of Missouri where he averaged 16.3 points and 2.3 assists per game, along with a collegiate career high of 43.2 percent from beyond the arc. He was named to the first team all-Southeastern Conference at the end of the year.
Robertson signed his first professional contract with the Medi-Bayreuth in the German Bundesliga Basketball League where he averaged 12.3 points, 2.7 assists and 47.1 percent in three pointers.
“I am super excited to get back with the River Lions family,” said Robertson. “Last summer was a lot of fun for me and I built some great relationships. Also being a part of the first CEBL season was special and I expect it to be even better this upcoming one. I appreciate the opportunity from Coach Vic and I look forward to working with the staff and front office again.”