Moctoberfest is a month-long celebration of Chattanooga Mocs men's basketball. It includes historical moments, social media interactions and introduction to UTC's freshmen among the myriad of video tributes and stories.
Day 15 introduces freshman guard Eric Robertson (Huntsville, Ala.). Eric is a combo guard who played on one of the top prep programs in Alabama.
"Talk about a winner on and off the floor," said head coach John Shulman. "Eric's run at Lee High School in Huntsville reminds you of Rico's (Ronrico White) at Bearden before he joined our family. They learned how to play the game and win at a high level.
"Eric fits exactly what we were looking for," Shulman added. "He can really shoot it, but he's a great team guy. He can handle it like a point guard and has the size of a wing."
Robertson is a native of Huntsville, Ala., where he was a standout for perennial Class 5A power Lee High School. He averaged 19 points, eight rebounds and eight assists per game shooting 42.3 percent from three-point range last year for the Generals.
He helped lead Greg Brown's charges to three consecutive Alabama State Championship games bringing home the title in 2010. He earned 2012 first team Class 5A All-State honors. Lee's record during Robertson's three-year career was 77-30.
Robertson picked Chattanooga out of more than 20 scholarship offers. He narrowed his choices to the Mocs, Wofford and Mercer. He is played AAU ball with fellow freshman Farad Cobb for Winfred Jordan and the Atlanta Xpress.
The son of Regina and Garland Robertson, Eric has an older brother, Garland, Jr. He graduated sixth in his class of 150 with a 3.8 grade point average and was a member of the National Honor Society.
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1 - First NCAA DI Game
2 - Walter "Moose" McGary
3 - Stephen McDowell
4 - 1980 Recruiting Class
5 - Gerald Wilkins 4-point Play
6 - Social Media Factoid: UTC's 10 NCAA appearances are the most in the SoCon since joining the league in 1977-78. Leaders: Chattanooga 10, Davidson 7, ETSU 6, Marshall 3, App State 2, Furman 2, Wofford 2, Western Carolina 1, UNCG 1 and College of Charleston 1. Sources: http://twitter.com/GoMocsMBB & http://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaMocs
7 - LeVert Threats to Keith Nelson Buzzer-Beater
8 - 1st NCAA Tournament Win
9 - Social Media Factoid: Today's Moctoberfest Factoid is in honor of tomorrow's 30 minutes or less ticket promotion. Derrick Kirce holds the UTC record for career 30-point games with 5 in his 2 seasons (1990-91). He scored 1,113 points which is a school record for a two-year player averaging 19.5 points per contest, another all-time leading mark. Chad Copeland (1993-94) is the only Moc with back-to-back 30-pt games. He scored 30 in a home win over Southern Miss on Jan. 2, 1994 and followed with 33 keying a one-point road win three nights later at Furman. Sources: http://twitter.com/GoMocsMBB & http://www.facebook.com/ChattanoogaMocs
10 - Drazen Zlovaric Makes ESPN Top 10 Plays
11 - TRIVIA GIVEAWAY: Who led the Mocs in scoring in the two 1997 NCAA Tournament wins over Georgia and Illinois? Answer: Willie Young with 39 (24 vs. UGa/15 vs. Illini).
12 - Meet Gee McGhee
13 - Ty Patterson Beats Shot Clock in 2009 SoCon Championship Game
14 - Meet Alex Bran
15 - Meet Eric Robertson
16 – 1985 NIT Quarterfinalists
17 – Deal’s Pass to Wilkins in 1985 NIT at Lamar
18 – TRIVIA GIVEAWAY
19 – Dontay Hampton Coast to Coast Game Winner
20 – SOCIAL MEDIA FACTOID
21 – Chris Mims Game Winner in 1997 SoCon Championship