ANN ARBOR, Mich. – It only took till his second game of his Michigan career for Duncan Robinson to have his coming out party.
Robinson, who was held scoreless in U-M debut against Northern Michigan, scored 19-points, while shooting 6-of-6 from the field, including five 3-pointers, in No. 24 Michigan’s 88-68 win against Elon Monday night.
“It was a product of a good offense in a lot of cases,” said Robinson, who sat out last season due to NCAA transfer rules. “Coach (Jeff) Meyer always says ‘good shooting teams are good passing teams.’ My teammates found me open a lot, which was big. A lot of people were making shots, that’s just good offense.”
With two games now under his belt, Robinson admits there is still much to learn in coach John Beielein’s offense. That being said, however, he was adamant that his overall comfort level is on the upswing.
“I’m getting more and more comfortable,” Robinson said. “I feel pretty comfortable on that left side. But you know, it’s a process at the same time, so game by game.”
Adding: “I like the left wing, off the foul line. It’s a good spot.”
Even if he’s known as being a shooter, Robinson’s size at 6-foot-8, 210-pounds is an asset U-M can utilize off the bench, he said, noting his role can be different depending on Michigan’s opponent from game to game.
“It might change night to night,” Robinson said. “Coming off the bench right now I am just trying to bring energy anyway that I can. We have a lot of depth. So anything this team needs out of me, I am willing to do.”
Michigan (2-0) next plays host to Xavier on Friday at 9 pm.