Robinson starting to get looks

Big East schools have been keeping an early but serious eye on one of the better prospects in the 2007 class in Jeff Robinson, a 6-foot-5 wing forward from St. Patricks High School in New Jersey.

True, it is early to be talking seriously about his recruiting process. But the hour glass of sand dumps time more quickly in the year 2004 than it did a decade ago when it comes to high school basketball prospects making their decisions. So don't be deceived that he's just a sophomore. Robinson is being watched very closely by schools like Rutgers and Syracuse. He has other schools on list too. "I don't have any offers right now," he said.

But this will change soon especially if Robinson continues to have some big games. He did so again this past weekend. Robinson had an outstanding game at the Eddie Grifin Challenge held on the campus of Rutgers University on Saturday afternoon. Robinson, a lefty who can score from the perimeter or inside the paint, was named his team's MVP in the New Jersey-Philadelphia challenge.

Robinson scored 21 points, including four three-pointers. His line drive of a shot at first can cause some doubt about his consistency from the perimeter. But Robinson has done this very effectively, especially over the past year. Jeff, who played with the New Jersey All Stars and helped his team win the Showcase in Orlando, Florida last July, was a big reason why his team claimed the championship trophy.

Though just a sophomore, Robinson has received heavy interest from some high division one programs. Robinson told us that he is currently interested in Rutgers, Connecticut, Wake Forest, and Syracuse. "I am open," Robinson said. "But I like those schools a lot and have heard from them."

Jeff said after he finishes playing basketball, he would like to be a coach someday. "I would like to find a school that would give me a chance to do that someday," Robinson said. "Maybe I could make in Athletic Administration. I have to find out what schools have that."

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