Q&A: Glenn Robinson III Picks Up a U-M Offer

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I got a chance to talk very briefly with Glenn Robinson Jr., who Michigan offered on Saturday. Robinson a multifaceted 2012 recruit who can score inside and out. He visited Michigan on Saturday and that’s when he was offered. Be sure to check out our other bits of recruiting news: Javontae Hawkins’ recent visit and Dominique Pointer’s offer.

Word on the street is you were offered by Michigan today. Yeah, that’s true.

Did you speak to John Beilien? Yes, I did.

What offers do you have so far? Michigan, Missouri State, IUPUI, Indiana State and Valparaiso.

Where does Michigan rank among those schools? Michigan’s my number one right now.

Any timeframe for commitment? I’m not that sure yet, but probably after AAU season next year I’ll decide where I’m going.

You visited Michigan today, right? Yes, today. I went there for their elite camp first, and then I visited today and I took a tour and everything.

Do you plan on taking any other visits? I do, actually. I was thinking about coming back for a football game. I wanted to come down for one of them because I heard they were crazy.

What do you like about Michigan? I like the academic part, that’s really good, and their sports and fans are real good. All their coaches are real nice, they know what they’re doing and everything. I really like them.

When people hear your name they’re going to automatically think of your dad, but can you describe your own game? Is it different? Yeah, he was a little bit bigger, more of a forward and I’m more of a 2 or a 3. I play more on the outside but I still have his shot. I think a lot of people say that I have the same form and everything as him, the midrange game is the same, and I got his outside shot, too. We’re a little bit different because he was a forward but other than that — I can probably dribble better than he could — we’re kind of the same player a little bit.

  • mitch

    Is this a reach? Or is he a legit Big Ten player? His offer list is not too impressive. We still need some bigs.

  • aMaized

    Not sure of the accuracy, but interesting to share on how Big Ten recruiting of MacDonald AAs used to look for MI:
    http://michigan.rivals.com/showmsg.asp?fid=40&mid=135670884&sid=883&tid=135670884&style=1

  • aMaized

    Good ‘ol Shep doing alright:
    http://www.tsn.ca/nba/story/?id=330437

  • aMaized

    follow up on MacD AAs… Overall since 1977, the state of MI has a good amount of AAs but has dipped in recent years:
    http://statsheet.com/bhsb/mcplayers_by_state

  • wayman britt

    Wow! that list of MacDonald All Americans says it all. Basketball is all about recruiting. You are not going to be in the top without it.

    Beilein is a great coach, but won’t consistently be in the top three in the Big Ten unless he starts getting MacD AA’s. Basketball more than any other sport is all about getting very very talented players.

  • Brick

    Dylan/Joe When is the next practice that is open to the media? I thought they were going to open up one or two more before they leave for Europe.

  • http://www.umhoops.com Dylan Burkhardt

    Joe is there now.

  • Brick

    Cool. Hope they play a little full court today.

  • http://ufl.edu Mattski

    Thanks for that link, aMaized. It’s a little bit shocking how far M has fallen in hoop and football. I graduated in 84′, and I look back now and realize how spoiled we were, in a way, by Michigan’s consistent excellence in those sports.

    Beilein didn’t dig that hole, of course. But arguably we’re TWO–not just one step back–from those good old days, just working to be among the three-four best schools, let along reeling in the biggest fish consistently.

    This is not an overnight project.

  • http://ufl.edu Mattski

    A couple of Wikipedia graphs on Glenn’s dad, the Big Dog, for some of you who might not know or would enjoy being reminded what a tremendous player he was, National College Player of the Year in 93-94, second all-time leading scorer on the Milwaukee Bucks after Kareem Abdul-Jabbar:

    “1991–1993
    After high school, Glenn Robinson attended Purdue University to play under head coach Gene Keady. . . [W]orked as a welder during the summers while at Purdue. [During] his sophomore season, Glenn led the Boilermakers with 24.1 points and 9.4 rebounds a game. He led them to an 18–10 record on the season, which included a victory against the Michigan ‘Fab Five’ in the regular season, and an NCAA appearance. He received First Team All-Big Ten and Second Team All-American honors.

    “In his junior season, Glenn built upon his previous season’s averages with 30.3 points and 11.2 rebounds a game, while becoming the first player since 1978 to lead the Big Ten Conference in both categories. . . led the Boilermakers to a Big Ten Conference Title and an Elite Eight appearance, finishing the season with a 29–5 record and a 3rd overall ranking. . . Leading the nation in scoring and becoming the conference’s all-time single season points leader. . . Robinson was unanimously selected as the Big Ten Conference Player of the Year. He also unanimously received the John R. Wooden Award and Naismith Award, the first national player of the year-honored Boilermaker since John Wooden himself did it in 1932.”