On Monday, Maryland continued their pursuit for a guard when they offered Georgia guard Brandon Robinson. The 6’5″ shooting guard drew rave reviews over his play at Peach Jam, and some are higher on him than others.
While Robinson does seem poised for a great junior year at Douglas County High School, his ability to shoot well jumps off the page. Robinson does a great job still getting a good shot off even when the defender has a hand in his face. His poise and good decision-making will make him highly sought out. Robinson told me believes that he can fit in “any system, [I] can do a lot for anyone.”
Robinson said Maryland pulled the trigger on Monday.
“I actually missed coach Turgeon’s first call, but when I called him back he said he really liked my style of play and they like where they see me, so they offered,” Robinson told TerrapinStationMD. “Coach Warren is the one that always watches me play, and he told Turgeon about me. They’ve been watching me closely.”
After the AAU season wraps up, Robinson plans to take some visits.
“Right now, I’m really open-minded to all schools. I do want to take a closer look at Florida State and Maryland, though. I really like Florida State’s coaching staff, they help me reach your goals, they make it professional. They help you with your life after basketball.”
At Maryland, Robinson sees much of the same.
“They have a great coaching staff as well. Although I don’t have a close relationship with any of the coaches yet, Coach Warren is a very nice guy, he’s down to earth.”
Robinson added that his recruitment is primarily on a scouting basis right now, and that he is looking at all of his options. Robinson added that Georgia Tech, Georgia, Clemson and Vanderbilt were among the many that are interested, but have yet to offer the elite shooting guard.
Robinson has a lot of potential, and already rated the sixth-best player in Georgia. He will become a much more polished player by the time 2016 rolls around. He did add, however, that conference affiliation doesn’t matter, but if he were to choose, he’d play “in the ACC or SEC.”
Here is his highlight tape.