Robinson excels at Skills U, New Jersey forward hears from IU

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – 2013 Indiana commit Stanford Robinson was one of the top performers after the first set of games of the Nike Skills U tournament near Washington D.C.

He did a little bit of everything in a blowout victory: scored both inside and out (including a monster two-handed dunk), finished well in transition and played solid defense.

Robinson seemed to be in attack mode from the start, which is exactly what new IU assistant Kenny Johnson – who was at the event – asked him to do.

“I talked to him a couple days ago,” Robinson said. “He and Crean both told me they want me to have a scoring mentality and should stop being so passive. I want to work on being comfortable shooting the ball and getting to the rim all the time.”

A busy summer has enabled him to do this.

Prior to his time at the Nike Skills U event, he participated in the LeBron James Skills Academy in Las Vegas. He said the other players pushed him to improve his overall skillset.

“I was blessed to be there,” Robinson said. “There was a lot of great talent there, very competitive. You had to work for everything you got.”

Aside from his time on the court, Robinson said he has been trying to recruit fellow players to Indiana. Isaiah Briscoe (Union, N.J./ St. Benedict’s Prep), one of the top guards in the class of 2015 and Robinson’s cousin, has been hearing about the Hoosiers.

He’s also spoken to 2013 forward Josh Hart, a Washington D.C. native who is the No. 89 player according to ESPN.com.

2013 forward hears from the Hoosiers: Another name to follow is Reggie Cameron (Paterson, N.J./Hudson Catholic High School), a consensus top-100 player in the Class of 2013. The 6-foot-7 small forward named a lot of high-major schools with interest, including Indiana, and plans to narrow his list later this summer.

“I’ve talked to coach Johnson over the phone a couple times,” Cameron said. “I’ve texted with Coach Crean.”

Indiana has not offered a scholarship yet, but he likes the program and would be open for a visit to Bloomington.

  • Geoff_85

    Exciting stuff. I’m glad to see Stan is in attack mode. Hopefully he stays that way. It’s awesome this kid is recruiting for IU. I’m liking him more with every article I read about him! Will we be getting a new pic of him anytime soon? It seems like every Stanford Robinson article has the same pic lol.

  • Geoff_85

    Exciting stuff. I’m glad to see Stan is in attack mode. Hopefully he stays that way. It’s awesome this kid is recruiting for IU. I’m liking him more with every article I read about him! Will we be getting a new pic of him anytime soon? It seems like every Stanford Robinson article has the same pic lol.

  • hooosierred

    So since Stan had a really good showing at the camp does tht most likely mean his rankings will jump up?

  • hooosierred

    Plus i saw Madaduo Nidayo or whatever the 7’5″ dude ranked at #7 on 247sports AND jabari parker was only ranked 3rd!

  • http://www.insidethehall.com/ Alex Bozich

    That’s the most recent picture we have from NBPA Top 100 camp last month.

  • walton

    I have a strong feeling Robinson will be a star

  • N71

    You know what would be interesting ignoring specifics and reality for a moment, a DC Metro vs. Indy Metro high school basketball event. 4 key teams from the DC area, 4 powerhouse teams from Indy play some competitive format here in downtown Indy. The schools would feature IU targets but certainly have other studs that are going to Butler, Purdue or Georgetown. This would give us a chance to learn about and emotionally start adopting guys like Stan and BeeJay like we do the Indiana guys.

  • HoosierStoff

    Why so serious? Smile, kid!!! You’re a HOOSIER! Honestly though, Stan sounds like a talented, high-character kid who is going to really make an impact in Bloomington. Very, very excited for him and all the other guys in this class! Love his efforts in recruiting his peers to come play for the Hoosiers as well. I have been SO happy with Coach Kenny Johnson, Vic, and now Stanford serving as ambassadors almost for the team. Going to make a real impact down the road and hopefully start a trend of player/recruiters.

  • West_Hoosier

    Seeing Stan keep improving only excites me more for him to get to Btown. He seems to really listen to the coaches and aggressively work on the things Crean tells him to. I wish we saw that same improvement from Hartman and even Davis. Hopefully Stan can bring in another recruit or two

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