2017 center Mitchell Robinson had a strong showing on the opening night of the Nike’s third EYBL session.
Robinson, who plays for Nike Pro Skills, played Scout’s No. 3 overall prospect – Wendell Carter – to a draw, scoring 13 points on 6-for-8 shooting, while blocking five shots and grabbing five boards.
“He’s a very talented player so I had to prepare myself all week to play against him,” Robinson said after the game. “I think I did OK.”
At 7-feet tall, Robinson has an impressive frame with wide shoulders and a lengthy set of arms. A gifted athlete, Robinson runs fluidly and that’s one of the areas he impacted the game on Friday night against Team CP3. Robinson ran the floor well and often times beat the opposition to the other end. He caught a handful of difficult passes in traffic and finished with dunks or lay ups.
Defensively, Robinson has quite a bit of potential. To go with the size and length, Robinson has impressive instincts for a shot blocker and he’s fairly quick off his feet. He may have blocked just five shots against Team CP3, but he impacted other attempts as well.
Although Robinson is a known prospect, it appears the light is starting to come. Since last summer, Robinson is more confident in his abilities, playing harder and is much more productive on both ends of the floor.
“I just wanted to go through the whole experience,” he said.
A four-star recruit, Robinson is regarded as the No. 32 overall prospect in the 2017 class.