Jerome Robinson played basketball at USC Salkehatchie from 1991 to 1993. Jerome still holds the following records at USC Salkehatchie: most career points (1,485); most career rebounds (498); and highest career scoring average (1,485 in 59 games for an average of 25.1 per game). Along with those impressive numbers, his sophomore year he shot 63% from two-point range and 34% from three-point range. He was Region X All-Region both his freshman and sophomore years at USC Salkehatchie, and in both of those years he was Most Valuable Player for the Indians. In his sophomore year he was also named MVP in the Fort Lauderdale Securities Holiday Classic basketball tournament. While at USC Salkehatchie, Jerome was also a senator for the Student Government Association.
After receiving his Associate of Arts degree from USC Salkehatchie, Jerome signed to play at the University of South Florida. In his junior year at USF he started every game and finished the year with 19 games scoring in double figures. He also led USF in both scoring and rebounding in conference games, and overall he led the team in blocks with 27, including a season-high 5 per game recorded against Florida State and Virginia Tech. His free-throw average for the year was 72.2%
After his time at the University of South Florida, Jerome played professional basketball in Europe for nine years before returning to his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina. He currently lives in Raleigh, where he owns his own real-estate company. His sons continue the Robinson basketball tradition: Jerome Junior has signed to play at Boston College in 2015-16.