Texas big man to visit Nebraska

Nebraska basketball head coach, Tim Miles, seems to be looking to add some size to his team with the 2014 recruiting class. In a word, that is how you could quickly describe their official visitor this weekend.

Garland (Texas) Lakeview Centennial has one of the top centers in the nation this year. Elbert Robinson, rated the No. 7 center and a four-star prospect by Scout.com, is taking an official visit to a Big Ten school this weekend.

"Correct, he is visiting Nebraska this weekend," head coach J.T. Locklear said. "He's a 7-foot-1 and 315-pound center for us at Lakeview Centennial."

Coach Locklear is enjoying something he's never had before on his team prior to Robinson showing up. He's never had a player that eclipsed 6-foot-5 and now has a 7-footer to work with.

"It's very different for a high school coach to have a player like Robinson on your team. In high school, big kids are special.

"You just don't see them this big very often. Robinson is the first player that I have had that was over 6-foot-5. Four years ago I had one 6-foot-4 and another that was 6-foot-5."

You might figure that Robinson is tough in the paint. That isn't the extent of his game though. Coach Locklear said he could see Robinson in the pick and roll and shooting that 15-footer.

"He's really got a pretty good shot," Coach Locklear said. "He was 5-for-12 behind the three-point line. Being 7-foot-1, he's not going to be on perimeter, but he's capable of hitting those shots."

What you have to like about Robinson is that unlike some other true centers he has the frame to go with the height. It's not fat either. Coach Locklear says that Robinson is really put together.

"He's not overly quick. He's a post-up guy with his body, and that is height and weight, because he's a big kid. Some tall guys are real thin. Not Robinson.

"Elbert is just a big kid, period. He's not fat either. He's just built real well. thick is what I would say with a lot of muscle already on his frame."

Robinson is still growing too according to his head coach. He added another inch to his frame over the summer. While that is impressive it's his wingspan that is really amazing.

"He's still growing if you can believe it. He grew an inch over the summer. He has got great height, but it's his wingspan. He has a 92-inch wingspan to go with a 40-inch inseam."

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Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 11 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 13 years.
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