SDBB: 2016-17 Player Profiles – #50 Justin Robinson

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Tonight, we continue our annual Player’s Profile marathon until we Countdown to Craziness, that will profile each and every Duke player on the roster…

So here is Bermuda Bob’s Profile of #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, then Red Shirted him.

There was speculation that due to his father being a late bloomer, maybe Justin could be as well.  “The Admiral” was a 6’7” Freshman – and spring up to 6’10” …  He’s not quiet the 7 footer his father is, but after a year on the Practice Squad, and being part of each game on the Bench, his game could improve this year as a regular roster member.

No one ever complains that someone is too tall in basketball. Justin is 6’8″ and 194 lbs., so that he will be a stronger Power Forward this year.

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 with a talent rich combination of incoming Frosh and veterans. Before being issued the Red Shirt last year, he appeared in one game where he pulled down 3 Rebounds in just 10 minutes !!!  Building on the experience of last year, we hope that his Dad gets to see him play this year, as he is essentially a returning experienced (in the Duke system) Sophomore.

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 playing time.

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Thanks for reading !!!

Watch for our next introduction tomorrow …

We welcome your comments, either here or on our Twitter site:

@SimplyDukeBB

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