Scouting: Glenn Robinson III vs. Portage


Class of 2012 Michigan signee Glenn Robinson III and his No. 9 ranked Lake Central team improved their record to 7-1 with a decisive 85-42 win over Duneland Conference rival, Portage. The 6-foot-6 Michigan-bound senior scored 15 points in the win as Lake Central picked up their sixth consecutive win since losing at Hamilton Southeastern on November 26th. UM Hoops was in attendance for Lake Central’s win and caught up with Robinson after the game for a quick chat. You can view our interview with Robinson below, as well as scouting notes on his performance after the jump:

Scouting Notes:

  • Robinson’s 15-point performance may not look entirely impressive on paper, but the competition wasn’t stiff, and Robinson scored 11 points in the first quarter. Had he wanted to assert himself more on the offensive end, there is no doubt he could have. He seemed to be content letting his teammates do most of the work in the final three quarters. Robinson’s other 4 points came in the second quarter, so he spent the vast majority of the second half looking to setup teammates on the offensive end.
  • Robinson did put on an impressive first quarter, shooting four of six from the field and three of four from the free throw line as he outscored Portage by one point in the opening period. Robinson took a couple perimeter jumpers early, but after failing to convert them, he wasted no time attacking the off the bounce and creating easy looks for himself. Because of his length and athleticism, Robinson has the ability to be a threat on the offensive glass, taking advantage of opportunities to score second chance points near the basket.
  • Part of what makes Robinson such an intriguing prospect is his ability to create mismatches in the half-court. When he is being guarded by smaller opponents, the 6-foot-6 Robinson has the ability to score out of the post, as he has quick moves and sweet touch around the basket with a crisp right-handed hook shot.
  • The Michigan-bound senior brought down the house with a huge dunk one-handed dunk in transition right before the end of the first half. His athleticism is one of his most impressive attributes, and he should please Michigan fans with his ability to make plays above the rim.

Stay tuned to UM Hoops for video footage form Robinson’s performance.

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  • Wayman Britt

    Five things Beilein hopes he finds under his tree tomorrow.

    1. Healthy foot for Horford
    2. Vogrich’s shooting touch
    3. Five minutes per game of quality back up PG play from Carlton
    4. Night in and night out aggressive inside play from Morgan
    5. Intense Big Ten type defense from his team for the whole shot clock

    • MGoTweeter

      that last one is the biggest thing for me.  I think UM has enough scoring and enough variety in their scoring to put points up on anyone, but I am not sold on the defense.  I still see a team that struggles with penetration and does not contest shots well on the perimeter.  It is always hard to make judgments at this point in the season since a lot  of what makes a team good defensively is intensity and it is hard to be intense on D against most of these teams.  It took last years team almost half of B1G play to figure it out on D, so hopefully this year, the team figures it out sooner.  

      • Kenny

        I wish the same. we may see more zone this year than man. 

  • Tom, Too

    Manny Harris cut by Cleveland…

    • Kenny

      blame the stupid cooling chamber. I am not sure of Manny can sue the manufacturer.