Chick-Fil-A Classic: Day 2

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Two N.C. State prospects matched up Wednesday at the Chick-Fil-A Classic, one came out victorious in front of Wolfpack assistant Orlando Early.

Stanford Robinson and Paul VI (Va.) knocked off Josh Newkirk and Word of God (N.C.) 71-68 in the semifinals of the Chick-Fil-A Classic, fueled by a big time first half by Robinson, where he went for 15 points. The 2013 combo guard finished with 16 on 6 of 13 shooting to compliment his five rebounds and three steals.

What was most impressive about Robinson, who does have an offer from N.C. State, is that though he only scored one point in the second half, his defense on the cat-quick Newkirk really imposed a problem for Word of God.

Robinson is a physically imposing kid with skills and slashing ability. His defense could become a staple of his if he can't consistently lock up defenders in such a manner as he's done this tournament.

Newkirk showed flashes of being really good, but with his team down three with just a couple of seconds left on the clock, the 2013 point guard lost track of time and penetrated the lane instead of pulling up for 3.

Newkirk finished with 14 points (4 of 9 shooting, 6-of-8 from the line), four rebounds and four assists.

Paul VI will take on N.C. State commit Tyler Lewis and Oak Hill tonight at 8 after knocking off Keenan (S.C.), 68-67.

Lewis had 18 points and nine assists, and not to mention, a key defensive play when sophomore sensation Marcus Stroman (who had 23) was going in for the kill.

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