Glenn Robinson III committed to Michigan earlier today and I didn’t have time to put together a full post. Here are some of the relevant bits of information – scouting, offers, rankings, scholarship breakdown, etc. — that I typically post with each commitment story.
First, some quick thoughts on the commitment. Michigan got in with Robinson early and sealed the deal. I tend to give Beilein the benefit of the doubt on kids that he’s coached at Elite Camp because it seems like camp is his favorite evaluation tool – you can see how a kid reacts to coaching, put him through your own drills, etc.
Robinson is a kid that’s coming into his own and probably hasn’t come close to maxing out his potential. He’s long (6-foot-6 and by most accounts still growing), athletic, and continuing to round out his offense game. He’s only about to start his junior year of high school so he has plenty of time left on the development spectrum. Michigan needs wings and the pace at which they pushed for Robinson’s commitment tells you everything you need to know about where he ranks on their recruiting board.
Finally, there is no denying that Beilein has a thing for basketball pedigree with Hardaway, Horford, Dumars, and now Robinson on board.
Offers, Rankings & Stats
- Offers: Colorado, Valparaiso, Missouri State and Indiana State.
- Interest: Xavier, Wisconsin, Purdue, and Butler
- ESPN: Not Evaluated. — "He’s a long, skilled wing who can score off the catch or the dribble. He’s a nice athlete who will fit UM’s style of play with his skill and upside."
- Rivals: 3-star, 118th
- Scout: 3-star, NR
- ITH: #10 player in Indiana Class of 2012
- Sophomore Stats: 16 points, six rebounds and 2.5 assists
Robinson excelled at Michigan’s Elite Camp and continued his solid play throughout the summer. The key for Robinson is being assertive on a consistent basis.
Here’s what Joe thought of Robinson at Elite Camp:
Glenn Robinson III played a little out of position, staying mostly inside. He hit a few jumpers, but we didn’t get to see much in the way of his handle. He rebounded very well and he knows how to use his length. He’s much slimmer than his dad, a completely different player, really. He has a smooth jump shot but he’s also tough inside.
Joe Eberhardt at IBCA Top 100 Underclassmen Showcase:
This was my second time watching Robinson, and it was an impressive outing. The first thing that sticks out about Robinson is his explosive athleticism. Add in nice length and a great motor, and he throws down dunks that other players would normally lay in. He’s a good but not great ball handler, allowing him to get by most opponents and draw contact or score an easy two points. He’s got a nice stroke from the foul line, so if defenders are really hassling him he can score points one at a time. His length, athleticism, and motor also make him a good rebounder out of the backcourt. At 6’5 I see him as more of a small forward with the ability to slide over to the “2″ as his game becomes more skilled. He had my favorite play of the day when he grabbed an offensive rebound and came back up with a clean one handed slam over a defender.
Rivals’ Brian Snow at NY2LA Summer Jam:
The son of the long time NBA standout by the same name, Robinson showed his potential with some solid flashes. A pretty good athlete with long arms and a good frame, Robinson can score off the dribble or from deep at 6-foot-5. He needs to be more aggressive, though playing up he isn’t a primary option with SYF. Still there is a lot to like about his game, and the potential is very high with him.
Rivals’ Eric Bossi at Nike Hoop Jam:
Slowly but surely, the 188 pound rising junior is coming into his own. His jumper has become something to be respected out to the three point line, he’s blossoming as an athlete and starting to fill out. Now, he just needs to play with the confidence of a high major prospect.
Michigan has one scholarship remaining in the class of 2011 and one in the class of 2012.
The first priority is 2011 wing Dominique Pointer, a 6-foot-5 wing and athlete out of Quality Education Academy (formely Roseville, MI). Pointer is down to Michigan, West Virginia, and St. Johns and plans to make his decision after visiting all three schools. Michigan will get the final visit on the weekend of October 16th – which happens to be shaping up as Michigan’s biggest visit weekend of the year.
Pointer plans to decide shortly after his visits and sign in November but one Michigan prospect who won’t sign early is Amir Williams. Williams plans to trim his list soon and if Michigan makes the cut, I expect the Wolverines to continue pursuing the Country Day big man
throughout the winter regardless of Pointer’s decision.
The chances of landing Williams are much slimmer than the chances of landing Pointer. So if Williams heads out of state, Michigan has to land a big man in the class of 2012 — or target a late emerging 2011 post player. Jordan Hare, Malik London, and Khaliq Spicer are a couple names that have surfaced as 2012 big man prospects but none appear close to deciding anytime soon. The watch is on for new post prospects though as Michigan needs to land one in the next two classes.
In terms of 2012 wing prospects JaVontae Hawkins holds a Michigan offer and the Wolverines are very interested in Sherron Dorsey-Walker while Nick Stauskas appears to have cooled on Michigan a bit. If Michigan lands Pointer it would be tough to fit an additional 2012 wing without some sort of attrition.
More on Robinson: IndyStar Profile Article from May