Who is Robbie Avila going viral for his legendary nicknames?

In the college basketball scene, the women are running the show. Thanks to the likes of record-breaking machine Caitlin Clark, Cameron Brink, Reebok’s poster girl Angel Reese and JuJu Watkins, the women’s basketball scene in the NCAA is hotter than ever.

Despite the buzz surrounding the women’s game, one name is drawing eyes to men’s college basketball. ISU’s Robbie Avila is the one creating a lot of buzz in the uni court scene, but the reason is not only his eye-catching performances.

Who is Robbie Avila?

The Indiana State Sycamores have presented yet another college basketball sensation after one of the greatest sharpshooters of the game, Larry Bird. Robbie Avila, the Indiana baller is grabbing all the eyes for his potential.

The Illinois-born center spent his high school days with Oak Forest. In his junior year Avila averaged 25.5 points per game which was 23.9 in his senior year. After becoming the all-time top scorer for his high school, Avila joined Indiana State University.

The goggle-framed center helped the Indiana State win the Missouri Valley Conference championship in the regular season with his averages of 17.1 points and 6.6 rebounds, 4 assists per game.

Talking about his smart plays and on-court dominance his coach Josh Schertz said, “He can get a rebound and lead the break. We can play offense through him. He can step out, shoot 3s. He has an unbelievable basketball IQ.” Despite his talents, ISU failed to reach the NCAA tournament, but his terrific talent has earned him several nicknames that mirror several NBA legends.

What are Robbie Avila’s viral nicknames?

Robbie Avila has received heaps of praise from the basketball fans after ranking amongst the top five scorers in the MVC. Along with the praises, some amusing nicknames have been bestowed on him which only embellish his resume.

Larry Nerd and Larry Blurred

Belonging to the same college as Larry Bird, Robbie Avila has been named after him because of his nerdy looks in glasses. After Bird, who averaged 30.3 points during his time at the college, only Avila has received a huge amount of popularity at Indiana State.

Cream Abdul-Jabbar

Avila has been nicknamed after another legendary NBA figure, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who had three NCAA championships to his name. This is one of the most popular names which he likes.

College Jokic

On being compared to the Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic, Avila expressed his joy and said, “He’s definitely someone I look after. Jokic is a big man that can play both inside and outside, and his ability to create is something I try to model after him.” The youngster is shooting at 43.2% from the 3-point range and 56.2% from the field maintaining his dominance.

Among his other notable nicknames are Rob Wave, Milk Chamberlain and Steph Blurry that only bring out the humor in the charged confinements of college basketball.

Shalini Ray

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Shalini is a passionate NBA follower who got hooked to the game thanks to Stephen Curry's sharpshooting show. While indulging in the sport of basketball solely within the confines of the school court, she keeps herself as close as possible to the game through all the latest happenings in the world of NBA.


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