One might think that Duke has settled in on core prospects in the Class of 2014, but they’ve started to send out feelers to other kids who may find their way onto the radar. One of those prospects is Devin Robinson, a lean 6-7, 180 pound wing from Church View, Virginia.
Robinson most recently got a call from Duke assistant. Nate James and while it remains to be seen if the Blue Devils get heavily into the mix, his play during the recent NBAPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville certainly justifies a look.
I got a chance to see him play in three games and came away impressed with his overall skill set. While his handle is somewhat of a work in progress Robinson was active in all other areas of the game.
He’s got a good stroke on offense and is an adept leaper who seems to be in the mix or near the ball more often than not. Robinson has a slender build but he seemed to be wiry strong, but he will need to bulk up a bit.
Robinson plays for the Virginia Squires on the AAU circuit, so it is not as easy to get a view of him a it is main line Nike prospects.
I think what we have here is a possible [private] back up option should Duke fail to land the coveted Justise Winslow. Oddly, one respected talent scout said he could see him fitting in the Duke system better than Winslow in a conversation I had, but the two are somewhat different on the court with their style of play and for my money Winslow is still the man.
I would have no issue if Duke makes a run at Robinson after watching him play and he said his recruitment is still open and when asked directly, he stated he would be open for Duke to get in the mix.
Look for Coach K to take a look at Robinson and a lot of other prospects in the coming month and until that time, check out the video interview below for a read on a new name on the Duke radar.
More to come from BDN Premium! I will start work on transcribing interviews from tape tonight. [/private]