Glenn Robinson III to Michigan

Dylan Burkhardt
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Glenn Robinson III verbally committed to Michigan today. Robinson, a 6-foot-6 wing, is the first signee in Michigan’s class of 2012. Robinson has consistently named Michigan his leader and the mutual interest was clear with three unofficial visits in the last month or so.

Here’s what Robinson had to say on his commitment:

I just talked to my mom and dad and coaches and everybody in my family. Yesterday I just started to like it more and more and I figured there was no point in waiting. Michigan is where I want to go. They have a great academic program and basketball program. I just like everything about Michigan and that’s where I want to be.  I think I’ll fit perfectly.

Robinson said Beilein told him he will be playing either the two or three when he gets to campus. More to come later. He is rated a three star prospect by Rivals and the number 118 player in the class of 2012. We’ll have much more coming soon including a more full scouting/Google stalking post.

Michigan now has 1 scholarship remaining in the class of 2011 and 1 scholarship remaining in the class of 2012. I still expect that one remaining scholarship will be used for a big and the other one used for a wing, regardless of class. The lead candidate for the 2011 scholarship is wing forward Dominique Pointer, who is down to a final three of Michigan, St. Johns and West Virginia.

Related: Glenn Robinson III Q&A on Michigan offer

  • cc

    What will happen will pointer

  • topdawg

    what about jordan hare

  • JBlair52

    GRobIII’s HS team plays in the same conference that Zack Novak, Scott Martin, Robbie Hummel, E’twaun Moore, etc played in. Probably one of the toughest conferences in Indiana right now. I’ll try and get to a game or two this winter and give a report…

  • http://yahoo.com yuyu

    pointer needs to commit now i would take him over amir williams and jordan hare but i hope we can land javontae hawkins still to

  • Mat

    So either the 2011 or 2012 scholarship has to be reserved for a big man right?

  • JBlair52

    we still have room for at least 1 more wing and depending how they play this out and how Robinson grows, we could possibly take 2 more wings.

    It’ll be interesting to see what happens with guys like Pointer, Hawkins, and Stauskas.

  • Matt

    Glenn Robinson Jr goes to my school, he’s legit. Goes hard and lives in the gym. He won’t disappoint.

  • Dexter Maphorfan

    This is a very good thing that he wants to come here. Early commit with time to develop and a great future. His dad is a legend who knows the Big Ten well like all scholar/athletes who travel annually to the different sites. Kudos to Beilein and staff on this one.

  • http://yahoo.com yuyu

    thats good matt i believe you

  • Jimmy

    I don’t think this commitment affects the 2011 class at all. If I’m John Beilein, I still take Dom Pointer if he wants to commit. But if we end up getting Pointer in ’11 in addition to Robinson in ’12, then that may end the recruitment of Hawkins, who is a player I was excited about.

    With our two remaining scholarships in ’11 and ’12 I think we go 1 big, 1 small. Every position is young, so it doesn’t necessarily matter which class accepts which position. Overall I’m very happy to hear Robsinson is Blue. Can’t wait to see his stock blow up over the next 1.5 years.

    The NBA pedigree on our roster is getting hilarious. On a related note, I was at the ND-Michigan game on Saturday and saw Luke Walton and Richard Jefferson–both wearing Michigan sweatshirts.

  • fresh

    i dont believe matt because its glenn III not jr

  • fresh

    however i do think glenn III will be great

  • Kenny

    Wow, don’t see this coming. I think that beilein starts to find his niche in recruiting: sons of former great basketball players. Imagining Dumas, hardaway and Robinson attend games in Crisler together. I don’t think that they would come to him at WVU.

  • ZRL

    Kenny, I think Beilein needs to consider slipping some fertility drugs into Dell Curry’s wife’s water.

  • http://ufl.edu Mattski

    Can we field an All-Old-Man-was-in-the-NBA team yet?

  • billiam

    I think we’re still one short.
    1-Dumars
    2-THJ
    3-Robinson III
    4-….oh, I guess we’re two short.

  • Brick

    Don’t forget Horford. Old man and brother. Didn’t Corey Person’s dad play. Person, Dumars, THJ, GR3, Horford.

  • Kenny

    some tibits from rivals purdue board regarding GRIII.

    maybe even 5 years.

    He gets better every time I see him. His midrange game is already college level. He needs some strength to his frame. He’s a natural scorer. He runs like his dad did. He shoots similar to his dad. He has the same calm demeanor as his dad.

    1. Best Ball is ahead of him maybe even 5 years.

    He’s a bit slow which doesn’t allow him to have the gaudy stats AAU wise. Lake Central should run EVERY thing through him this year and he’ll get 20-23ppg…and it won’t even look like it. He’s so smooth(like his dad) in how he glides up and down the court sometimes it’s easy to miss him. He needs to demand the ball more.

    He has one big ten offer. One. I can’t believe that at all. Barring injury I think he’s a sure fire B10 guy.

    2. Very athletic, better than average shot, good hops, great defense, but timid on offense sometimes.

    I think as he matures he will want to become more of the go to guy instead of just the guy in the background, especially because he is on an average team and needs to step up more and be that go to guy. Maybe this year he will step up since he will be a junior and more of a team leader.

    If he is still growing look out (currently 6 ft 5 in) because he can handle the rock pretty well and actually plays good defense, and if he grows a few more inches he will be bigtime.

    I would compare him to be like a David Lighty of O$U type player once he gets it going in college.

    I am so happy for him but sad at the same time because i would have loved for him to come to Purdue so we could see Big Dog at Purdue more often and see how proud he would be of his boy growing up and doing well in college.

    I wish him and Big Dog well…..except when they play Purdue.

  • Kenny

    I messed up above, maybe Dylan can clean it up.

    1. Best Ball is ahead of him maybe even 5 years.

    He gets better every time I see him. His midrange game is already college level. He needs some strength to his frame. He’s a natural scorer. He runs like his dad did. He shoots similar to his dad. He has the same calm demeanor as his dad.

    He’s a bit slow which doesn’t allow him to have the gaudy stats AAU wise. Lake Central should run EVERY thing through him this year and he’ll get 20-23ppg…and it won’t even look like it. He’s so smooth(like his dad) in how he glides up and down the court sometimes it’s easy to miss him. He needs to demand the ball more.

    He has one big ten offer. One. I can’t believe that at all. Barring injury I think he’s a sure fire B10 guy.

    2. Very athletic, better than average shot, good hops, great defense, but timid on offense sometimes.

    I think as he matures he will want to become more of the go to guy instead of just the guy in the background, especially because he is on an average team and needs to step up more and be that go to guy. Maybe this year he will step up since he will be a junior and more of a team leader.

    If he is still growing look out (currently 6 ft 5 in) because he can handle the rock pretty well and actually plays good defense, and if he grows a few more inches he will be bigtime.

    I would compare him to be like a David Lighty of O$U type player once he gets it going in college.

    I am so happy for him but sad at the same time because i would have loved for him to come to Purdue so we could see Big Dog at Purdue more often and see how proud he would be of his boy growing up and doing well in college.

    I wish him and Big Dog well…..except when they play Purdue.

  • Beast1530

    GRIII commitment is not going to affect Dom Pointer’s recruitment.

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  • wayman britt

    Wow did not see this coming. Am I correct that we were competing against Indy State, Valpo, Colorado and Missouri State for him?

    Interesting?

  • JB

    wayman –
    yes, those are the schools that officially offered him. bigger schools were interested, it’s still early for the class of 2012. i wouldn’t question this one too much, I take the offer as a sign that he’s for real since we seem to have a handful of good 2011/12 players interested in us. he’s in the rivals top 150 and the only committed rivals150 players rated behind him are going to Purdue, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Butler, respectively.

  • sullycu

    is anyone else not as excited as they should be for this???For some reason i dont like having so many bloodlines. He seems like a great player but THJR, Jordan Dumars, Jon horford, josh bartlestein (corey person?) is already enough as it is. Its almost like an overkill for me. Id rather have more inner city kids who havnt had as many great oppurtunities as these guys. Not sure if this makes sense, but am i alone or does anyone agree??

  • georgeesq.

    People, this is a great pick-up. I don’t care who has offered. The kid is entering his junior year. He will likely grow, and he’ll mature as a player. But it’s already reported that he has a nice mid-range game and is very athletic. A year from now, we’re going to be very, very pleased.

  • JB

    i disagree sullycu, i think you’re generalizing too much. was kevin love not hungry? steph curry? kobe bryant? there’s an endless list here.

    i don’t expect this trend to continue anyways. dom pointer, hawkins, basically all of our remaining targets aren’t sons of great players. i do think it will make our program more appealing to recruits when they see nba greats watching their sons at crisler.

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

    Just posted a bunch more on Robinson… Sorry I didn’t have more later, had to work late fellas.

    In short — Michigan found a guy they loved and went after him.

  • aMaized

    People should be excited that we’re getting recruits of note. JB seems to know what he’s doing. It’s taking longer but we already see his imprint thru his new assistants — gotta believe they’re going to do well. Given what happened with Ben C, Benzig and Epke’s, he loaded up last class; now, the current limited scholarship situation doesn’t really allow much leeway to wait. but as a fan, its gonna be great to see the next two years unfold hi and lo.