Class of 2012 Michigan signee Glenn Robinson III and his No. 9 ranked Lake Central team improved their record to 7-1 with a decisive 85-42 win over Duneland Conference rival, Portage. The 6-foot-6 Michigan-bound senior scored 15 points in the win as Lake Central picked up their sixth consecutive win since losing at Hamilton Southeastern on November 26th. UM Hoops was in attendance for Lake Central’s win and caught up with Robinson after the game for a quick chat. You can view our interview with Robinson below, as well as scouting notes on his performance after the jump:
- Robinson’s 15-point performance may not look entirely impressive on paper, but the competition wasn’t stiff, and Robinson scored 11 points in the first quarter. Had he wanted to assert himself more on the offensive end, there is no doubt he could have. He seemed to be content letting his teammates do most of the work in the final three quarters. Robinson’s other 4 points came in the second quarter, so he spent the vast majority of the second half looking to setup teammates on the offensive end.
- Robinson did put on an impressive first quarter, shooting four of six from the field and three of four from the free throw line as he outscored Portage by one point in the opening period. Robinson took a couple perimeter jumpers early, but after failing to convert them, he wasted no time attacking the off the bounce and creating easy looks for himself. Because of his length and athleticism, Robinson has the ability to be a threat on the offensive glass, taking advantage of opportunities to score second chance points near the basket.
- Part of what makes Robinson such an intriguing prospect is his ability to create mismatches in the half-court. When he is being guarded by smaller opponents, the 6-foot-6 Robinson has the ability to score out of the post, as he has quick moves and sweet touch around the basket with a crisp right-handed hook shot.
- The Michigan-bound senior brought down the house with a huge dunk one-handed dunk in transition right before the end of the first half. His athleticism is one of his most impressive attributes, and he should please Michigan fans with his ability to make plays above the rim.
Stay tuned to UM Hoops for video footage form Robinson’s performance.