Las Vegas: Brandon Robinson

LAS VEGAS — What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas. The travel season largely has been up and down for Brandon Robinson, but in a single day he effectively erased any prior disappointments and will leave this mecca of excess with overflowing attention. The 6-5 wing from Georgia punctuated his evening with a 29-point performance on Wednesday night.

A change of scenery can do a person wonders, and Brandon Robinson's stint with Team Loaded NC is off to a torrid start. Robinson is suiting up with the Adidas-sponsored outfit this week in Vegas and has fit right in among elite seniors Dennis Smith and Edrice Adebayo.

In fact, it was Robinson who might have been the team's most impressive player on day one. Loaded played in one game at the Adidas Championship in the afternoon and then competed in an exhibition at the Fab 48 a few hours later.

His legs certainly didn't suffer. Albeit extremely thin and likely a couple years away physically from where he'll need to be in college, Robinson made a home on the left side of the court and buried seven three-pointers — most coming in the second half.

He enabled Loaded to pull ahead of Canada Elite (featuring Thon Maker) and, in addition to his shooting, also showcased impressive athleticism. Given his long arms and quick feet — he slides his feet well defensively — Robinson's stock is beginning to take off.

Early this month he cut his list to 10 schools: Florida State, Maryland, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Texas Tech, Miami, California, Virginia and Stanford.

Now, however, he has taken a step back due to incoming interest.

"I cut my list to 10 but after July I think I'm going to open it back up," Robinson said. "Some new schools have been calling and I like what they're talking about."

Among those new schools are VCU and Oklahoma and, according to colleague Evan Daniels, Louisville rushed in with an offer following this evening's nightcap.

Robinson undoubtedly will continue to draw coaches to Loaded's games throughout this week.



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