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SEC Basketball: Ranking the top 20 incoming transfers for the 2024-25 season

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04. Jaxson Robinson (Kentucky)

2023-24 Season at BYU: 14.2 PPG | 2.5 RPG | 1.3 APG | 42.6 FG% | 35.4 3PT%

After starting 30 games for BYU two years ago, Jaxson Robinson took a step back and embraced a bench role, and in doing so saw his production skyrocket earning him the title of Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year. 

Robinson played two years in the SEC before transferring to BYU, where he started to see improvement under coach Mark Pope. This past season was easily the best of the collegiate career, averaging over 14 points per game while increasing his three-point percentage to 35 percent. Robinson scored 20 or more points five times this past season. His season high came against Denver early in the season. In the win, Robinson scored 28 points on eight made threes. 

Although Robinson is an efficient scorer inside the arc, he prefers to fill up the box score from behind the three-point line. He made 20 more threes this past season than he did in his first year at BYU. His 81 made threes this season ranked sixth in the Big 12. Robinson made over 35 percent from three last year, which was pretty good considering he took nearly seven threes per game. 

Robinson saw very little success in his first two stops in the SEC, Texas A&M and Arkansas. But Mark Pope was able to unlock his true capabilities while at BYU. Robinson has improved his scoring in each of his four previous seasons, building up to what he accomplished last season. And a third year under Pope, at Kentucky, should only benefit Robinson’s growth even more.