Robinson Pulls The Trigger

Russell Robinson visited Kansas this past weekend. Upon returning home from his trip, the guard decided to end his recruitment and pick …

Russell Robinson is headed to Kansas. It's a done deal as of Monday afternoon.

The No. 30 prospect in the nation picked the Jayhawks over Connecticut, Georgia Tech and Kentucky. He began letting schools know his intentions on Monday afternoon.

"I'm done. I made my decision. I made it today and I decided to go to Kansas."

"I just felt comfortable and it was the best fit for me," Robinson said.

The Jayhawks made up some ground on Robinson during his official visit last weekend as it looked like UConn might snare him. "I was really feeling UConn but [Kansas] was a great fit for me. That's not knocking the other schools but it was the best place for me and I felt really comfortable with it."

The Jayhawks are bringing Robinson in as a combo guard and that's the role he feels comfortable in right now. It's unlikely Kansas winds up with Robinson and Quentin Thomas and at the same token, the A.J. Price to UConn talk is starting to heat up on a daily basis.

Meanwhile, the Jayhawks did extremely well for themselves. For starters, Robinson is the first recruit east of the Mississippi that Kansas has gotten in quite a while. Also, Robinson is a terrific prospect. He was's Player of the Summer in 2003 as he paced the New York Gauchos to AAU titles at the Kingwood Classic, Peach Jam and Super Showcase.

The highlight of the summer for Robinson came when he drilled the championship bucket against the Jackson Tigers in the Peach Jam. He raised up and buried a mid-range shot to seal the championship at the buzzer for the Gauchos.

Robinson is the second prospect to commit to Kansas this year as he joins Darnell Jackson. Kansas could wind up with No. 3 on Tuesday as Alexander Kaun is moving towards a decision and at this stage KU is the behind the scenes leader there as well.

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