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Video: Robbie Avila Reveals NIL Offers for Eyewear After Viral Run with Indiana State | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors

TERRE HAUTE, IN - FEBRUARY 03: Indiana State Sycamores Center Robbie Avila (21) reacts during the college basketball game between the Drake Bulldogs and the Indiana State Sycamores on February 3, 2024, at the Hulman Center in Terre Haute, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Once Indiana State’s NIT run concludes, college basketball fans might continue to see plenty of Sycamores center Robbie Avila.

Avila told TMZ Sports he has seen his NIL profile grow significantly after becoming a breakout star of the 2023-24 season.

“Obviously, I’ve had a couple of eyewear companies reach out to kinda brand with my goggles,” he said. “Being able to take full advantage of this is, you know, something I’m able to do here.”

Avila is averaging 17.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists this season with Indiana State notching its most wins (31) since finishing as the national runner-up in 1979.

The sophomore’s performance on the court would’ve inevitably garnered some attention on its own. His signature goggles helped him become a viral sensation, one spawning as many nicknames as Shaquille O’Neal.

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When the NCAA ushered in the NIL era, the top stars in a given sport stood to benefit in a big way. Proportionally speaking, the likes of Avila might be the bigger winners, though. In a previous time, the 6’10” big man wouldn’t have been able to cash in a period when his mainstream popularity is at its zenith.

Now, Avila can have something tangible to show from his time in the limelight.