Shawan Robinson Update

Despite the lack of success on the court this year, Head Coach Larry Shyatt has done a respectable job on the recruiting trail. Shawan Robinson signed with the Tigers last fall, and we have the latest on his progress this season.

Shawan Robinson has been a dominating force for Leesvile Road High School over the course of the past two seasons, and this past November he signed his official letter of intent to play basketball for Clemson University.

Shawan comes from a basketball family, as his father is his head basketball coach at Leesville Road High school. "I guess the big thing was the ACC," Darryl Robinson, Shawan's father and coach said. "I just think Shawan growing up around here in the ACC and having his friends and family being able to see him, that was a factor. Clemson really wanted him. The did a great job."

Robinson is also an excellent student who finished last year with just over a 3.4 GPA and a score of over 1000 on the SAT.

Robinson averaged close to 16 points and 5 assists per game last year, leading Leesville Road deep into the North Carolina State Basketball Tournament.

This year Shawan has definitely taken his game to the next level as he has pushed his average up to 22.2 points a game while helping lead Leesville Road deep into the state playoffs again.

This past week, Robinson drilled two free throws with 28 seconds left to help preserve Leesville Road's 65-58 state 4-A East Sectional 2 boys semifinals victory over Enloe on this past Thursday night.

The victory sends Leesville Road into the sectional final on Saturday night at Millbrook.

Robinson is ranked as one of the top 100 rising seniors nationally by most recruiting experts, and his signing was a nice stepping stone for Clemson recruiting.

"We rarely go against a school like Stanford in recruiting," Clemson Head Coach Larry Shyatt said. "He epitomizes the things we're looking for in terms of a basketball player at Clemson."

Robinson could be either a point guard or shooting guard for the Tigers.

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