Peach Jam: Mitchell Robinson

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- Junior-to-be big man Mitchell Robinson emerges during the 16's division at the Nike Peach Jam.

Although there are always a handful of breakout performers and new names, majority of the players in the Nike Peach Jam 17’s division are fairly known by recruitniks and college coaches.

The 16’s division, however, is a great opportunity for coaches to get a jump-start on promising underclassmen. On Friday, 6-foot-11 Alabama Challenge center Mitchell Robinson was among the standouts.

A 2017 recruit, Robinson has a terrific basketball frame. He obviously has good size, but also has wide shoulders and a lengthy set of arms. Robinson ran the floor fluidly, got off the ground with ease and is an impressive all around athlete.

Defensively, Robinson has the potential to be a force. He’s active and plays relatively hard. He has good instincts and because of his length and athleticism is able to get his hands on shots. He’s also a very good rebounder in and out of his area.

On the opposite end, Robinson showed potential although he didn’t get any touches with his back to the rim. He flashed a good set of mitts and caught everything thrown his way. He was active in the paint looking for put back opportunities and also dunked a number of drop-off passes.

Robinson told Scout following the match up with All Iowa Attack that he’s only heard from LSU, UAB and Wichita State. But that’s sure to change as Bruce Pearl, John Calipari, Avery Johnson, Billy Kennedy, Andy Kennedy and Tim Milers were among the head coaches sitting courtside for the game.

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