Cards turn up the heat on Devin Robinson

Devin Robinson is a name that University of Louisville basketball fans will likely hear a lot about this month. The Virginia forward is hearing a lot from the Louisville staff and is one of the top targets for the Cardinals' in July.

One of the fastest rising stars on the AAU basketball circuit this spring, Devin Robinson has been getting a ton of new interest.

Heading into the summer evaluation period, the 6-foot-8 Robinson is a top target for a number of schools, including Louisville.

Robinson, who is from Christchurch, Va., is ranked as the No. 30 prospect in the country by and said he's heard from Louisville "a lot lately."

"Louisville saw me in Maryland," he said. "Coach (Rick) Pitino was there watching Elbert Robinson (a post player target) and he saw me playing. They started contacting me after that and I've been talking to them.

"I have to do a little more research on them, to see what they are all about, but I know they won the national championship."

The 6-foot-8, 180-pound Robinson was a standout at the NBA Players Association Top 100 camp last month and had previously participated – and starred – in the adidas Eurocamp in Venice, Italy.

"I think I've improved and I'm a great team player," he said. "But I know there's still things to work on. I'm trying to play with more energy."

Robinson said VCU has been "coming at me the hardest because they don't want me to leave state," noting he's visited VCU, Virginia Tech and Georgetown.

Other schools he listed were: Miami, Connecticut, Kansas, Indiana, Florida State, Rutgers, Texas , Xavier, Oklahoma State, Cincinnati and Notre Dame. He noted there are "a lot of others" who have been in contact.

He's expected to be one of the prospects Pitino evaluated during the first live recruiting period, which begins on July 10.

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