Robinson emerges at Hoops Festival

Justin Robinson, a 6-foot-1 lead guard, only has two scholarship offers, but that will change in the near future. He emerged at the National Hoops Festival by showing great vision and passing ability.

Every year the DMV pumps out as many, if not more, Division-1 player than any area in the country. So when you spend two days scouring the area for players, you can usually come up with a couple surprise recruits.

On Saturday at the National Hoops Festival, 6-foot-1 guard Justin Robinson was the emerging prospect. A standout at Saint James (Md.) School, scored 12 points and tossed out eight assists in a Saint James over Burlington (N.J.) Life Center.

"It wasn't the best, but I did what I had to do help my team win," Robinson told "I'm just glad my team won."

Up against highly touted guard Traci Carter, Robinson more than held his own. He showed terrific court vision, put his passes on the spot and also showed an ability to score when he needed to.

"It's whatever my team needs," he said when asked to describe his game. "I can pass. I can score. I can shoot. I play on the defensive end. I'll do whatever it takes."

With his play, it's no surprise college programs are beginning to show more interest. He currently has two scholarship offers.

"I've heard from a lot of schools," Robinson said. "I just got offered by ODU last week. My first offer was from St. Peters. Now it's just rolling. It's getting better and better by the day."

Georgetown, George Washington, George Mason and Vanderbilt are also beginning to recruit Robinson.

"I visited George Mason, George Washington and I went to Temple the Thanksgiving break weekend," he added.

Robinson is currently averaging 16 points and 7.4 assists through five games for Saint James.

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