2015 point guard Justin Robinson announced via Twitter that he has set dates for all 5 of his official visits. His first visit will be to Virginia Tech August 29th-31st. He will then take a visit to Maryland September 12th-14th followed by Providence the next weekend, September 19th-21st. His final two visits will be in October with a trip to UNLV October 3rd-4th and Creighton October 17th-19th.
It would seem like Robinson is one of Providence’s priority targets in the class of 2015 as they continued to stay in contact via text while in Italy, according to Robinson. Robinson also told me that he is planning on taking all 5 of his visits before deciding but it “all depends on how they go…If the feeling is right [a commitment] might happen.”
Robinson is a pure point guard who controls a team and is a leader on the court. ESPN’s Scouting Report describes him as someone that “make[s] his teammates better” and “a jack of all trades point guard.” He was slowed in the April live period by ankle and wrist injuries but got healthy for July and saw his numbers with the Boo Williams AAU squad steadily get better on their way to the semifinals of the Nike EYBL Peach Jam. Scout.com has him ranked 85th in the country in the class of 2015 in their most recent release of their top 100 last week.
Robinson doesn’t care about rankings or mixtapes and just wants to win. He would be a really nice piece for Ed Cooley as it would allow him to have more flexibility on offense by adding a pure point guard to complement Kris Dunn’s style of guard play. Right now the Friars don’t have anyone on their roster who is as good as Robinson as running a half court offense. Dunn is dynamic and long at the point guard position and Kyron Cartwright appears to be a good transition point guard to push the tempo. Robinson is a steady lefty who has the ability to run a team in the half court and is has a bulldog mentality. He’s the kind of winning player that good teams have on their roster.
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