Robinson will bring a scoring punch

Indiana has a lot of wing players already committed, but none of them possess the skill set that Stan Robinson will bring to Bloomington.

The Indiana Hoosiers already had an impressive 2013 class with Devin Davis, Collin Hartman, and Luke Fischer in the fold, but it got better on Wednesday as Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI wing Stanford Robinson pulled the trigger and picked the Big Ten school.

Over the past few years the Indiana Hoosiers have landed a lot of frontcourt players. All three of the previous commitments in the 2013 class are pegged as frontcourt players, and in the 2012 class only Yogi Ferrell is a sure thing to remain in the backcourt.

Seeing this Tom Crean and his staff, led by Kenny Johnson, put the pressure on Robinson. Robinson is a 6-foot-3 guard who is known for his ability to put the ball in the basket.

When Robinson gets to campus Victor Oladipo, Ron Patterson, and Will Sheehey will all already be in the pipeline, but in a perfect world all of them are best suited to play the small forward position. That should give Robinson an immediate opportunity to play.

What Robinson does best is score from mid-range and attack off the dribble. Now he has improved his ability to make shots from the outside, but as a pure scorer, few in the class have a better track record.

Given that Ferrell is someone who likes to shoot it from deep, Patterson is limited to being a three point shooter, and James Blackmon who is committed in the 2014 class is absolutely someone who bombs it from deep, the Hoosiers have a perfect complement in Robinson.

Beyond just on the floor, this is big for Indiana as well. It shows that the hire of former Towson assistant Kenny Johnson is going to pay immediate dividends. Johnson is a former high school coach at Paul VI and also coached Robinson on the AAU circuit with Team Takeover.

Johnson also has the Hoosiers very involved with top class of 2013 center BeeJay Anya, though he might be tough to squeeze into the class as the Hoosiers already have 14 players either on scholarship or verbally committed when looking ahead to the 2013-14 season.

More so than just 2013, Team Takeover is absolutely loaded throughout their program, and the Washington D.C. area is one of the most fertile in the entire country. Along with the state of Indiana, look for the Hoosiers to focus there to try and keep building a team that will contend for Final Fours and National Championships.

Robinson is now the second four-star commitment in the class along with Fischer. Both Davis and Hartman, who committed after their freshman year, are rated as three-star prospects.

Indiana's class is clearly in the early top five for best classes in the 2013 team rankings.


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