Two weeks ago, Brandon Robinson was all set on a trimmed list of 10 schools. Then, he played with Team Loaded N.C. in Las Vegas during July’s final evaluation period.
On the first night of the evaluation period, Robinson had his signature game of the summer, scoring 29 points and knocking down seven three-pointers. UNC head coach Roy Williams was in attendance.
“People were just in my ear telling me to go back to playing my game and do what I do best, score the ball,” said Robinson, a 6-5 wing from Douglas County (Ga.) High School. “When I play with confidence and not thinking as much, I’m a totally different player. I’m more aggressive and I unconsciously made more difficult shots.”
Now, a host of other schools are communicating with Robinson in addition to the 10 he had originally selected (Florida State, Maryland, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Texas Tech, Miami, California, Virginia and Stanford). A few hours after his signature performance, he received an offer from Louisville.
A couple days after the third evaluation period ended, he received a call from Roy Williams.
“He hasn’t really had a chance to talk to me since I came up there for a visit when I watched them play Duke,” said Robinson. “(Assistant) Coach (Hubert) Davis is always talking to me and talking to me on the phone and telling me they want me and they want to recruit me. Coach Williams basically gave me the same thing. He just told me that they’re going to be on me, they want to recruit me, they love my game and they thought I played great in July.”
Williams did discuss the possibility of a scholarship offer.
“He said they were planning out who they're offering,” Robinson said. “He said he was looking at who is going to decide early and who is going to sign late. “
Robinson already has two official visits set – he’ll be at Maryland on Sept. 12 and Florida State on Oct. 10. He also said he “might” take an official visit to Louisville this coming weekend.
As of now, he’s not sure when he’s going to make a decision.
“I’m going to make my decision either in December on my birthday, or do it before basketball season starts to get that out the way,” he said.
A decision before basketball season would have Robinson signing in the fall, while a decision on his birthday would have him signing during the spring signing period.
Brandon Robinson Hears from Roy Williams
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