Robinson finishes strong

After a nagging injury for part of his season, Brandon Robinson’s junior year ended with a bang, as the Douglasville (Ga.) Douglas County standout scored 25 points in a loss to Jaylen Brown and Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler.

“In the beginning of the season I was battling a foot injury and it was affecting my game and the way I like to play it was bothering me,” Robinson said. “As soon as it healed and I reached 100-percent, I was playing my game and started playing up to my expectations going into the season.”

A 6-foot-5 wing, Robinson describes his game as versatile.

“I think I have an all around game,” Robinson said. “I can affect the game in so many ways. I can affect the game in scoring. I’m a great passer and I get my teammates involved. I like to play defense.”

Robinson’s strong finish didn’t go unnoticed. In fact, Roy Williams was at his game against Wheeler to see Brown. But he played so well that North Carolina has begun showing interest.

“It’s going really good,” Robinson said about his recruitment. “After the Wheeler game it picked up a lot. I got interest from North Carolina. That was cool. It just picked up as the season went on.”

Assistant Hubert Davis joined Williams at the game and the Tar Heels have since invited Robinson to Chapel Hill to visit for their game against Duke.

“At first it was kind of crazy,” he said about their interest. “I just never thought I’d be talking to [Hubert Davis]. I saw him as an ESPN analyst and now he’s a coach at North Carolina that was kind of overwhelming and it was great conversation.”

While the Tar Heels interest is new, another ACC school has been after his for quite some time.

“The school that has been coming at me first and hard is Florida State,” Robinson said. “They’ve been coming at me hard.”

“One of the coaches, I’ve known him from when I was growing up, coach [Charlton Young],” he said. “I like their coaching staff. Their offense and the way they play. They are doing something special in their program and I like their recruiting class coming in next year.”

Robinson said he has scholarship offers from Florida State, Clemson, Auburn, Alabama, Texas Tech, Maryland, Georgia, Georgia Tech, George Mason and Tulsa.

“I want to make my decision next year on my birthday, but that could change if my recruitment picks up,” he said.

Robinson has already taken college visits to Florida State, Clemson, Georgia and Georgia Tech.


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