Robinson Ready to Lead

Robinson Ready to Lead

Justin Robinson is ready to lead Boo Williams during the spring and summer AAU circuit.

INDIANAPOLIS (IN) - With high school season coming to a close and the AAU spring evaluation period quickly approaching many prospects are looking for an opportunity to break onto the national stage.

One of those players is St. James (MD) High School point guard Justin Robinson.

The talented lead-guard has started to garner interest from numerous programs around the country.

"At the moment, Butler of course, Illinois, George Washington, George Mason, Georgetown sort of-kind of, Lehigh, Providence, Old Dominion, and Temple also," Robinson explained. "I have offers from Radford, Old Dominion, St. Peter's, and Providence."

While he holds four offers to date, Robinson feels as though three schools could be offering in the near future.

"Right now I would have to say Temple, Illinois, and Butler," Robinson said.

As he continues to gather interest and offers from programs across the country, Robinson will need to begin to narrow down his schools and he knows exactly what he wants to see in his future destination.

"Mostly I'm looking for a school with good education," Robinson explained. "As of now I am undecided (about major), but me and my parents are looking into it in the near future. Pretty much a family environment, where I can come in and it feel like home. (Location) isn't really a factor. Wherever will be the best for me."

Robinson and the Saints finished the season 22-5, but were upset in the Mid-Atlantic Conference Semi-Finals by Flint Hill 54-51. Despite the upset, Robinson had a good season leading St. James and looks forward to making more progress this summer and getting even more interest.

"This spring I will be playing with Boo Williams. I played with them at the end of the summer last year," Robinson said. "(I want to) get my team to win Peach Jam and get more exposure, than what I have right now, since I feel like I'm under the radar. My dream school has always been North Carolina. There aren't really any schools that I would like to get interest from. What ever happens happens."

Butler is one of the most recent programs to start showing interest in Robinson and his relationship with first year head coach Brandon Miller and Chris Holtmann continues to develop.

"It's pretty good contact. I have talked to Coach Miller a couple of times and I talk to Coach Holtmann a lot," Robinson said. "It's starting to get there, its just more that they they have only been out to see me one time and they want to come out and see some more. They came by and chatted with me and my coaches after the game a little bit. Since it was an away game, they couldn't really say a lot, but they wanted to let me know that they were there."

While Butler is new to his recruitment, Robinson is familiar with what the Bulldogs accomplished when they made back-to-back NCAA Final Four and Championship Game appearances.

"I'm sort of familiar with Butler," Robinson explained. "I'm more familiar with the times when Gordon Hayward was there. I watched them play the other day and they had a good win."

Robinson will attempt to make a few campus visits this summer, even with his full AAU schedule with Boo Williams. After the summer, Robinson will begin to narrow his list and move towards making a decision.

"Hopefully this summer will be as good as I think it is going to be and I will have all the choices that I will have," Robinson said. "So probably around the beginning of next year."

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