FOUR SCHOOLS IN THE MIX FOR ’12 PG JAMES ROBINSON
Over the last couple years DeMatha High School and Team Takeover DC have won a lot of basketball games. While many of the players in each program have moved on from one year to the next and several others spend time playing for both programs, there has been one common denominator for the Takeover 17U team and the DeMatha Varsity the last two years: James Robinson.
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound point guard has not only established himself as one of the best basketball players in the Class of 2012, but one of the biggest winners in the class as well. The most accurate description one can offer Robinson as a basketball player is a winner. In the 2010 Nike EYBL championship run of Team Takever Robinson was a scorer. Robinson saw his stock explode with a 24-point, 8-reboiund performance in the championship game win over the St. Louis Eagles in a game televised by ESPN U.
This year Robinson played the role of distributor throughout much of the AAU season and Robinson may have had one of the most impressive stat lines of the weekend during the EYBL stint in Los Angeles in late May in a win over Seattle Rotary as he finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and just one turnover. Robinson has excellent floor vision and can do just about anything on the floor. He’s the kind of lead guard that makes it possible for teams to win a number of games and plays both ends of the floor. He is an aggressive and physical defender who uses his strength to create problems for opponents.
Now with his AAU career behind him Robinson will try and focus on his recruitment and currently has a short and tidy list he is working from.
While he has not decided or planned any official visits, he will be checking out one of the two BIG EAST schools on his list in the coming weeks with an unofficial visit.
“[An] unofficial visit to Pitt [is] set up towards the end of the month,” Robinson told NBE this afternoon.
Robinson claims no leader at this point in the recruiting process and, in general terms, hopes to come to a decision in the not too distant future.
“No set timetable [for a decision, but] hopefully soon,” he said.
Whichever program is the lucky recipient of a Letter of Intent from James Robinson is certain to have a winner entering their program. NBE will continue to follow the story as Robinson’s recruitment winds down…