Robinson Interest Growing

James Robinson performed well at the LeBron James Skills Academy last week, and is now having a pretty successful performance at the Peach Jam in North Augusta, Georgia this week.

James Robinson averaged 11 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds at DeMatha (MD) Catholic last season. He also spends his time playing with Team Takeover on the AAU circuit. He helped DeMatha to its third consecutive City Championship in 2011, and has Team Takeover unbeaten on the AAU circuit so far this summer.

When asked to describe himself, Robinson hints that he would be a combo guard. He's more interested in explaining his personal intangibles—what kind of person he is on and off the court.

"I'm just a basketball player, I do whatever it takes for my team to win," Robinson said. "I make sacrifices to improve my personal game to improve the game of my teammates."

Recently, though, Robinson has taken his game to an even bigger national stage; competing at the LeBron James Skills Academy and the Peach Jam on consecutive weekends. Prior to his performance at the LeBron Skills Academy, he also worked out at the Deron Williams Skills Academy.

"Doing that, I thought it meant that I improved my game since the last time," Robinson said. "I definitely need some more improving to do before moving on to the college level. Fortunately, I was (at the camps) with a lot of great coaches and a lot of great players. It's helped me improve my game."

There's no question Robinson is going to move on to the next level. He is taking the humble approach, working on simply improving his game this summer; albeit at a very competitive level. He's got a few schools that have expressed an interest already.

"I'm undecided right now, but I hear from UCLA, Miami (FL), Georgetown, Notre Dame, Virginia, West Virginia," Robinson said. "I'm wide-open right now."

Pittsburgh is also a school that has expressed some interest. Even though Pat Skerry—Robinson's chief recruiter in the early process—is now the head coach at Towson, he says the Panthers have picked up with their interest.

"I know when coach Pat Skerry was there, I heard from them more, but not too long ago, coach (Jamie) Dixon called my dad, so there is some interest there," Robinson said. "I don't think I have an offer there right now, but we'll see."

If Pitt did come with an offer, Robinson said he'd definitely consider the Panthers for their close proximity and their style.

"Their style is that they're just successful," Robinson said. "Coach Dixon is a great coach. He breeds winners. That's something I like about them."


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