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.
Thanks for reading !!!
Watch for our next introduction tomorrow …
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