Buzz Williams has made it a priority to upgrade Tech's talent pool across the board, but he's made the biggest impact thus far on the backcourt. Still, Buzz continues to look for his first four year point guard recruit.
Enter 6'1", 175-pound prospect Justin Robinson.
The Manassas, VA. native plays for St. James School (wearing the orange shoes in the video above) where he's garnered quite a bit of national attention. ESPN lists him as a four star recruit that's the 10th best point guard and the top player in Maryland in their rankings. Robinson has earned an impressive number of scholarship offers already with high major programs like Illinois, Maryland, Memphis, Xavier and UNLV all in the mix.
One good thing for the Hokies is that Buzz Williams offered at the end of March. That's several weeks before offers from Maryland, Temple, Illinois, Memphis, George Washington, UNLV and Penn State.
That doesn't always mean anything but some players and families put an emphasis on the programs that offer before the heavy hitters come into the picture. It doesn't hurt that Buzz had only been on the job for about a week when he reached out to Justin.
Robinson plays AAU ball for Boo Williams and he's in action this weekend in the Nike EYBL session in Minneapolis, MN. Despite playing on a star-studded team, he's managed to attract plenty of attention himself without forcing things too much.
Justin Robinson is back! Nice to meetcha. Controlling tempo. Hitting shots. Making on spot dart passes on perimeter. HM pg in 15 #EYBL— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) May 25, 2014
Robinson keeps his dribble low, and can knock down open jumpers. Defensively, he is a pest on the ball. His best attribute appears to be his leadership. As evidenced in the video above he is a leader in all the drills, and works hard in practice. When I look at him, I am reminded of Syracuse's Tyler Ennis, a very mature floor leader at a very young age.
As for a timeline on his recruiting, Robinson will likely narrow down his list of suitors later this summer.
Shane Henry To Visit Blacksburg
Henry has already visited Louisiana Tech and Texas Tech leaving his final visit for the Hokies. There's no immediate time frame for a formal announcement, but his recruitment has heated up recently as other frontcourt players have picked their schools.
The 6'8" forward is one of the best remaining recruits at his position and will have two years of eligibility beginning next season.