Four-star shooting guard Brandon Robinson cuts list to five
2016 shooting guard Brandon Robinson improved his stock in the month of July, as his ability to knock down perimeter shots at a consistent rate was on full display as he played with a Team Loaded program that included the likes of Dennis Smith Jr. and Bam Adebayo. Saturday evening Robinson, who had originally cut his list to ten schools (with Louisville joining the mix in late July), announced that he’s now considering five programs with four in the ACC.
Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, North Carolina and Maryland made the cut, with the Terrapins being the lone non-ACC school on the list.
Florida State, which added three perimeter players to its rotation in the 2015 recruiting class, also has two senior guards entering the 2015-16 season in Devon Bookert and Montay Brandon. Georgia Tech is in a similar position when it comes to eventual departures, with Marcus Georges-Hunt, Adam Smith and James White all in their final season of eligibility (Smith and White are grad students).
Louisville has two grad students on the perimeter in Damion Lee and Trey Lewis, with the remaining scholarship players in the guard rotation all being underclassmen. North Carolina has just one senior, Marcus Paige, but the need for perimeter shooting is something they’ve looked to address in the 2015 class (commit Kenny Williams) and the 2016 class can use that kind of boost as well.
Lastly there’s Maryland, with the Terrapins currently having a guard rotation that’s one reason why they’re expected to be a national title contender in 2015-16. Grad student Rasheed Sulaimon and senior Jake Layman are in their final season of eligibility, with three sophomores led by Melo Trimble also on board.