Robinson Has 'Great Experience'

The Tar Heels have been recruiting Brandon Robinson, a 6-foot-5 wing out of Douglasville (Ga.) Douglas County, for less than a month. But things are progressing fairly quickly.

Robinson, a member of the 2016 class, was one of a number of decorated basketball recruits in town on Saturday for North Carolina’s match up with archrival Duke.

“It was a great experience,” Robinson said. “You want to see a high class program and everything there was just high class. It was fun and it was a great experience. I had great seats and I met some great people on the trip too.”

Robinson, who sat next to North Carolina commit Luke Maye and 2017 recruit Matt Coleman, arrived in Chapel Hill for the unofficial visit just prior to the game starting.

“I came down Saturday,” he said. “We got there before the game. We didn’t have a chance to get there any earlier. We went to the game and met Coach [Roy] Williams and Coach [Hubert] Davis after the game.”

The conversation with Williams was Robinson’s first.

“When Coach Williams came out, he shook my hand and introduced himself to me,” Robinson said. “That was my first time talking to him. He said when he walked into the gym he was there to see Jaylen [Brown] play and he didn’t know who I was. But he said he knew who I was after the game. He said he liked my game and I’m a great player and he’s going to come watch me play some more during the spring.”

While meeting with Williams was one of the highlights of the trip for Robinson, he also raved about the electric atmosphere throughout the game.

“It was a great atmosphere,” he said. “Every play the gym was loud and somebody was standing up. I know for a 10-minute stretch no one sat down. I’ve never been to something like that.”

“I’ve been to a lot of college basketball games, but North Carolina was another level,” Robinson added. “The fan base, the fan support and the high intensity, it was unbelievable.”

What was Robinson’s favorite part of the game experience?

“I’d have to say the best part of the game was the beginning of the game in the warmups when the crowd just got real loud for North Carolina and they cut the lights out and did the starting line ups,” he said.

While the UNC staff didn’t mention a scholarship offer, Robinson said there’s clearly mutual interest on both sides.

“It’s too early,” he said when asked about a possible offer. “They said they want to keep building the relationship.

“I’m very interested in North Carolina,” he said. “It was a great time. It was a great experience and I’m just blessed to be in the position to get to go to a Duke/North Carolina game.”

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