Brandon Robinson Celebrates Joining UNC

Brandon Robinson celebrated becoming a Tar Heel with a signing ceremony on Monday.

Brandon Robinson officially became a member of the UNC Basketball program after faxing in his National Letter of Intent last week.

On Monday, teammates, friends and family helped Robinson celebrate the milestone during a ceremony inside the Douglas County High School gym.

“It's an amazing feeling,” Robinson said. “I'm just blessed to be in this position. All my hard work has paid off and just the fan support, and the support around my community, has been great. I feel as if a lot people want to see me do well and are happy for me. Being a part of a program like Carolina is the best.”

Douglas County opened up its season with a 101-70 win over Chapel Hill (Ga.) High School on Saturday. Robinson finished with 24 points, four rebounds, four steals and three assists. His versatility on the court, Roy Williams said, is one the reasons the Carolina staff wanted him at UNC.

“He's a 6-5, 6-6 swing player who can be really good defensively, can shoot the ball from the outside, can get some offensive rebounds, can come up with some steals and loose balls,” Williams explained. “And I think he's really going to help us a great deal on both ends of the court.”

Robinson is joined in the class of 2016 by fellow signees Tony Bradley and Seventh Woods. Last week – like most who follow or cover North Carolina – Robinson was anxiously awaiting Woods’s announcement.

“He's a great player and I’m glad to have him on board,” Robinson said. “I feel with me, him and Tony, we all will bring different playing styles to the team next year. We can come in and contribute right away.”


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