When Glenn Robinson III first committed to Michigan he was seen as a little bit of an unknown with a whole lot of upside down the road. Since that time his athleticism and his game have risen to new heights. Now he sits just two spots away from a coveted 5th star in Scout.com’s 2012 rankings.
Despite all of that individual success, Robinson still manages to play within the team concept. That much was again evident last Saturday when helped lead Lake Central to a 60-59 win at East Chicago Saturday night.
“We battled,” Robinson said afterward. “A couple of weeks ago at Michigan City we laid down a little bit when we got down by 10 or 15. Tonight we just kept going. Nobody put their heads down. It was an ugly win but we got it done. That’s the most important thing.”
Earlier this year GBW was on hand for a nasty dunk from Robinson in a loss at Hamilton Southeastern. He high wire antics were again on display when he unleashed a thunderous slam vs East Chicago.
“They were pressing up on us pretty hard so I just swept and went to the middle, “ Robinson recalled. “It seemed like they just moved out the way. They kind of knew that I can jump a little bit so I just wanted to attack the basket and finish it. It wasn’t all about flash or anything like that. I was just finishing the play.”
That’s the type of attitude that will quickly endear him to his future head coach, John Beilein. Robinson got a good glimpse of his future in Ann Arbor when he made his way to the Crisler Center earlier this season with 2012 classmates Mitch McGary and Nick Stauskas. It was an experience that only furthered his excitement and the bond he’s formed within the Michigan program.
“It was great,” reflected Robinson. “Every time I go down there it impresses me even more, and I can’t wait to get out there. “Me and Mitch… we’ve been best friends for three or four years so that’s kind of there, but Nick, I got a chance to meet him and talk. He’s a great kid. We’ve got a lot of things in common. We both like Lebron… I know that (laughing). Bonding, that’s what they recruit (at Michigan). They recruit all kind of great kids on and off the court.”
With less than a month until the start of the Indiana State playoffs, Robinson has his mind focused on finishing his high school career the right way.
“Winning every game from now on,” he said regarding his mindset, “we don’t want to lose, so just getting the job done. We know what we’ve got to do and hopefully you guys will see us down at states.”
For highlights of Robinson’s 28-point, dunk-filled effort, as well as the full video interview… press play below.