The Texas Titans were one of the most impressive teams at the Nike EYBL Dallas session a few weeks ago, going 3-1. A big reason why was point guard Alex Robinson.
The four-star 2014 prospects out of Mansfield Timberview averaged 7.2 points and 6.0 assists per game. Although those stats are anything but gaudy, Robinson controlled the tempo of games and created opportunities for his talented teammates.
"I can do better. I missed some easy shots so that's something that I need to improve on," said the humble Robinson. "But we got some wins and that's all that matters. It's all about helping the team win."
Last year, Robinson was asked to be a scorer on DHJ5 and was accused by many of jacking up too many shots. But all along, Robinson knew that wasn't his game so he decided to play his final AAU season with the Texas Titans.
Now, Robinson is known as a facilitator- a role he embraces- and has attracted the attention of the SMU coaching staff.
"Coach Ulric (Maligi) and Coach (Larry) Brown are just cool dudes with a lot of knowledge," Robinson said. "I talked to them at least a couple of times a week. Coach Ulric says he likes my all around game and that I'm a true point guard."
But Robinson knows there is room for improvement and believes he can further develop his game under Hall of Fame head coach Larry Brown.
"Every kid wants their dreams of playing in the NBA to be fulfilled, and I think he can help me do that," Robinson said. "He was a point guard too so he understands everything in my situation. It would just be great to learn from him."
Robinson currently holds offers from schools such as Marquette, Vanderbilt and Virginia but says he wouldn't mind staying close to home and playing on the Hilltop.
"SMU is a really good school. I really like the coaching staff. I think they're all really cool guys and easy to talk to," he said. "They have a whole lot of connections so that's always a plus. The school itself has a whole lot of history, and I really like that."
Robinson plans to visit SMU this summer. He's already visited Baylor twice, Texas A&M twice and Texas. Robinson does not have any favorites but hopes to cut his list down before his senior season.
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