Robinson Grabs UNC's Attention

Roy Williams and assistant Hubert Davis were in Atlanta watching 2015 target Jaylen Brown in his first round playoff game last week when they came across 2016 wing Brandon Robinson.

“They were there to watch Jaylen Brown, but they called my coach after the game that next Monday,” Robinson, who scored 25 points in the loss, explained.

In just a week and a half the Tar Heels have not only established contact with Robinson, a standout at Douglasville (Ga.) Douglas County, but also have set up a visit. Robinson said he will visit UNC for the Tar Heels’ game against Duke on March 7.

“At first it was kind of crazy,” Robinson said of the interest from UNC. “I just never thought I’d be talking to [Hubert Davis]. I saw him as an ESPN analyst and now he’s a coach at North Carolina; that was kind of overwhelming and it was great conversation.

“He just said he wanted to get to know me and my family more,” Robinson added. “They are looking forward to recruiting me and he liked my game and how I played that game.”

What is Robinson’s initial take on Carolina?

“It’s a great school,” he said. “They have great talent come to their school ever year. That is a program that you can develop into where you want to go, especially if you have aspirations to play in the pros.”

To date, Robinson holds scholarship offers from Florida State, Clemson, Auburn, Alabama, Texas Tech, Maryland, Georgia, Georgia Tech, George Mason and Tulsa.

“The school that has been coming at me first and hard is Florida State,” Robinson said. “They’ve been coming at me hard.”

Robinson has a strong bond with FSU assistant Charlton Young.

“One of the coaches, I’ve known him from when I was growing up, coach C.Y.,” he said. “I like their coaching staff. Their offense and the way they play. They are doing something special in their program and I like their recruiting class coming in next year.”

Robinson has already taken unofficial visits to Florida State, Clemson, Georgia and Georgia Tech.

“I want to make my decision next year on my birthday, but that could change if my recruitment picks up,” Robinson said.

Robinson is coming off a solid junior campaign, where he was just started to hit his stride as the season ended against Brown and Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler.

“In the beginning of the season I was battling a foot injury and it was affecting my game and the way I like to play it was bothering me,” Robinson said. “As soon as it healed and I reached 100-percent, I was playing my game and started playing up to my expectations going into the season.”

A 6-foot-5 wing, Robinson describes his game as versatile.

“I think I have an all around game,” Robinson said. “I can affect the game in so many ways. I can affect the game in scoring. I’m a great passer and I get my teammates involved. I like to play defense.”

Robinson said he intends to spend the weeks leading up to travel ball working on his ball handling and getting shots up. Robinson will play on the EYBL circuit for the Georgia Stars and is also expected to participate in the Elite Preview in mid-March.

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