ESPN: Glenn Robinson III impresses in early practices

Dylan Burkhardt
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ESPN’s Jeff Goodman visited practices at Kansas, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Oklahoma State and Louisville. Glenn Robinson III was the most impressive player he saw.

Michigan’s Glenn Robinson III was the most impressive player of anyone I saw on the trip. GR3 will see more time at his natural position, small forward, this season. The 6-7 Robinson has added weight and become more athletic.

The questions regarding the son of the “Big Dog” were about his perimeter shot and ability to put the ball on the floor. Robinson buried deep jumper after deep jumper and appears far more comfortable at the 3-spot in John Beilein’s offense. It’s still yet to be determined whether this aspect of his skill set will translate in games, but it’s a good sign with Robinson more assertive on the offensive end. If he can gain a consistent jumper to go with his athleticism, he’ll almost certainly be a lottery pick.

  • geoffclarke

    And he saw Andrew Wiggins and Marcus Smart…wow!

  • acs236

    Giggity!

  • Fab 5 Legends

    I like these comments…if he is anywhere near his dad his 2nd year…he is going to dominate college basketball this year :) along side the weapons he has…GO BLUE!!! cant wait till season starts

  • Cory

    If he can be a viable #1 scoring option for us it’ll be huge. Right now, as far as we know, we don’t have a go to guy when the shot clock is winding down or someone to take the big shot at the end of the game. It’d be nice if Robinson can step up and be that guy.

    • kam

      Who was our End of the clock big shot taker last year? was it jordan morgan or spike? i honestly cant remember!!

      • Cory

        Ask the Kansas Jayhawks. :)

        • kam

          One of the greatest shots I’ve seen!! What great run!

  • Mattski

    Weeha!

  • Chezaroo

    His natural maturation and growth will make GR3 the most talented player in the league this year. Far to often last year his personality compromised his skill level. He knows he will be the number 1 option now, and his game will explode.

    • kam

      EXACTLY. he deferred to trey and tim last year. He didn’t really disappear as much as he let it be their team which it was. This year he will dominate without probably ever deferring

  • guestavo

    I’ve been wondering why people assume Adrien Payne and Gary Harris will automatically be better than GR3. A guy younger than Payne and with more NBA potential than Harris.

  • Mattski

    I see that the women’s program has just brought in three top-100 recruits in a five-day span. I wonder if the time would come when UM Hoops followed the women’s team a little, too.

    • matzio

      Maybe. But probably not.