Duke will add a preferred walk-on to its 2015-16 roster that happens to be the son of NBA royalty. According to a report from Adam Rowe of BlueDevilLair, 6-foot-7 forward Justin Robinson, the son of Basketball Hall of Fame center David Robinson, committed to the Blue Devils after getting an early acceptance letter to the school.
Robinson attends San Antonio Christian and is described by Rowe in the story as a stretch four.
“I’m happy to get early decision from Duke since it is so amazing academically,” the younger Robinson said to Rowe via text. “It’s been a long time dream for me. The opportunity to be a preferred walk-on is exciting and I’m looking forward to being a part of the Duke Basketball tradition.”
David Robinson’s ties with Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski go way back to when Coach K was an assistant coach for the original Dream Team in 1992. The former San Antonio Spur and two-time NBA champion also has spoken at Duke basketball camps in the past, and given Robinson’s Naval ties and Coach K’s Army ties, both of them can relate to a similar military background in basketball.
Justin Robinson probably won’t play very much early in his career since he is a preferred walk-on, but given his bloodlines, it will be intriguing to see how he develops under Duke’s coaching staff and with a college weight room at his disposal. Robinson joins five-star big man Chase Jeter and five-star shooting guard Luke Kennard in Duke’s 2015 class.
Here’s a brief highlight reel of Justin Robinson, courtesy of TexasHoops Television