Louisville head coach Jeff Walz picked up a key commitment on Friday afternoon in Ashland Blazer point guard Mykasa Robinson.
Rated as the No. 13 overall prospect in the 2018 class and No. 4 point guard by ESPN, Robinson continues a trend of the Bluegrass State's top players becoming Cardinals.
The opportunity to play alongside friends Seygan Robbins of Mercer County, a fellow 2018 commit, and Lindsay Duvall, Kentucky's Ms. Basketball from this past season, played a big role in her decision to become a Cardinal.
"Really, I just love the coaching staff and the environment there," she told Cardinal Authority. "My friend Seygan Robbins is going there, too, so I'm excited to play with her."
Robinson was originally a Colorado commit, but decommitted for the opportunity to play closer to home. The chance to play for Walz sealed the deal for the Cardinals.
"It's close, it feels like home," she said. "He's someone that I can trust."
Playing in the GNBA Spring Invitational at the Kentucky Fairgrounds in Louisville this weekend, Robinson is displaying her well-rounded game that includes and emphasis on defense. Playing for Kentucky Premier on the AAU circuit, Robinson is learning from head coach Anthony Epps and the former Kentucky point guard has been impressed by her efforts on the defensive end and her work ethic.
"To me she's one of the best," said Epps. "I love her on the defensive end. She has a little dog in her. She's not going to back down and she's going to make you work. I think that will be her ticket when she gets to college. She'll be a great perimeter defender and then her offense will come as she plays more."
"That's what I grew up doing," she said. "My dad used to coach me and that's what he put in my head."
Her goal during the summer will to be further enhance her play at the point, including forming leadership qualities.
"Being a former point guard myself, I think it's my job this summer to help he learn what she can do on the court," said Epps. "She's a kid that is willing to work hard and she loves the game."
In her conversations with her future head coach, she's learned that her role will be to provide a bit of everything when called upon.
"Right now he says that I'd be a role player for them," she said. "I'd come in and do different things."
While just a role player at first, her contributions will grow quickly as she develops on the college level.
"I'm very proud of her making that commitment and think she'll do great things for coach Walz," said Epps.