North Carolina picked up a scoring guard who was very good during the July live evaluation period as four-star shooting guard Brandon Robinson pledged to the Tar Heels on Monday. The 6-foot-5 Robinson committed to North Carolina during a press conference at Douglasville (Ga.) Douglas County and becomes the Tar Heels’ second commitment in the Class of 2016.
Regarded as the No. 76 overall prospect in the Class of 2016, Robinson was a starter on a very good Georgia Stars team that won the Nike Peach Jam in July. In 24 games with the Stars this spring and summer, Robinson averaged 7.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. After leaving the Stars for Team Loaded North Carolina at the end of July, Robinson had some good scoring outings and averaged 11.6 points per game the final week of the live period. The Tar Heels were able to land Robinson over his other finalists of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida State and Louisville.
By adding Robinson, North Carolina is getting additional size and scoring pop on the wing and Robinson can either ease the loss of Justin Jackson if he goes to the NBA, or become an additional rotation player who can create offense. Robinson is joined by four-star big man Tony Bradley in the Tar Heels’ 2016 class.
One of July’s better shooting guards was four-star Georgia native Brandon Robinson, who came on strong with the Georgia Stars and Team Loaded North Carolina.
The 6-foot-5 Robinson had some big scoring games during the live period and it led to scholarship offers from schools from all over the country. The No. 76 overall prospect in the Class of 2016 cut his list to Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville and North Carolina in August and he’s announcing his decision on Monday at a ceremony at his school, a source confirmed to NBCSports.com.
During the recruiting process, Robinson took official visits to Georgia Tech, Louisville and North Carolina and he made the decision to commit to one of his five finalists after a recent trip to Chapel Hill. But don’t count out Florida State and Georgia just yet. Robinson has seen both campuses on unofficial visits, so he is familiar with both programs.
Many perceive the Tar Heels to be in strong shape here, thanks in-part to the quick decision after the official visit, but there are a lot of good options for Robinson here.
One of the top shooters in the Class of 2016 has decided to end the recruiting process next week.
Four-star wing Brandon Robinson, who rebounded from a tough spring with a good month of July, will announce his college choice on Monday. Robinson, who’s taken two of his five available official visits, cut his list to five schools in mid-August. Those schools are Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, North Carolina and Maryland, with Maryland being the lone non-ACC program on Robinson’s list.
The Douglasville, Georgia native has taken official visits to Georgia Tech and North Carolina, with the latter being completed just this past weekend. Many recruiting analysts see North Carolina, which will have some holes to fill on its perimeter after the 2015-16 season, as the favorite to land Robinson.
Robinson also has an official visit to Florida State scheduled for October 9, but given the timeline of his announcement he’ll have made his college choice before then.
2016 shooting guard Brandon Robinson improved his stock in the month of July, as his ability to knock down perimeter shots at a consistent rate was on full display as he played with a Team Loaded program that included the likes of Dennis Smith Jr. and Bam Adebayo. Saturday evening Robinson, who had originally cut his list to ten schools (with Louisville joining the mix in late July), announced that he’s now considering five programs with four in the ACC.
Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, North Carolina and Maryland made the cut, with the Terrapins being the lone non-ACC school on the list.
Florida State, which added three perimeter players to its rotation in the 2015 recruiting class, also has two senior guards entering the 2015-16 season in Devon Bookert and Montay Brandon. Georgia Tech is in a similar position when it comes to eventual departures, with Marcus Georges-Hunt, Adam Smith and James White all in their final season of eligibility (Smith and White are grad students).
Louisville has two grad students on the perimeter in Damion Lee and Trey Lewis, with the remaining scholarship players in the guard rotation all being underclassmen. North Carolina has just one senior, Marcus Paige, but the need for perimeter shooting is something they’ve looked to address in the 2015 class (commit Kenny Williams) and the 2016 class can use that kind of boost as well.
Lastly there’s Maryland, with the Terrapins currently having a guard rotation that’s one reason why they’re expected to be a national title contender in 2015-16. Grad student Rasheed Sulaimon and senior Jake Layman are in their final season of eligibility, with three sophomores led by Melo Trimble also on board.
Class of 2016 shooting guard Brandon Robinson announced a list of 10 schools on Twitter on Monday as the 6-foot-6 wing begins to whittle down the recruiting process. The native of Georgia is down to Cal, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Stanford and Virginia.
Regarded as the No. 82 overall prospect in Rivals‘ Class of 2016 rankings, Robinson played on a loaded Georgia Stars team this spring in the Nike EYBL. Robinson struggled a bit with his perimeter shot this spring, but he has the size and length that you want out of a high-major wing and his best basketball is ahead of him. During the spring with the Stars, Robinson averaged 6.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2 assists per game.