Introducing Duke’s Frosh: #50, Justin Robinson

SDBB - #50 Justin Robinson

As Coach K’s Freshmen-laden roster prepares for their first exhibition game on Friday night against Florida Southern, we’d like to introduce you to Duke’s Frosh for this season.

We’ll do it by the numbers … jersey numbers, that is.

So here is Ro’s next Profile … #50, Justin Robinson

The youngest son of David Robinson, Justin, was originally meant to be a preferred Walk-on at Duke, but Coach K awarded him a scholarship once he arrived on campus.

Where does Duke need him ???

There was speculation that with his father being a late bloomer – The Admiral was a 6’7” Freshman – maybe Justin could be as well, and spring up to 6’10”Not quiet the seven footer his father is, but that could improve his game a lot.  No one ever complains that someone is too tall in basketball.  The thing is, the younger Robison is already 19, so we can’t bank on that at this point.  What we can hope is that he improves his weight, which is currently 190 pounds, so that he can be a stronger Power Forward and work on his game for the future.

Who does he remind us of ??? 

Best Case Scenario:   Lance Thomas and Thomas Hill have all been lithe Forwards that have competed very hard for championship teams at Duke. 

Worst Case Scenario:   Todd Zafirovski, a Walk-on that moved to a scholarship player though he never saw the court during competitive periods. 

Our Take …

Robinson has a fight on his hands to get on the court at Duke this season and next, considering the type of recruits the Blue Devils are currently targeting.  He is a very astute student who cited Duke’s academics as one of the reasons for his enrollment, so we suspect he may not be too broken up about his future playing time.


Thanks for reading !!!

Watch for our next Frosh introduction right behind this guy.

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