Over at SB Nation Pittsburgh, I wrote a feature about incoming freshman James Robinson. Robinson is getting a bit more recognition, especially in light of being named to the Team USA Under-18 team this past weekend.
To me, it's not so much that Robinson is a good player (though, that helps), rather, that he's filling a big position of need for Pitt at point guard. After Tray Woodall moves on this season, Pitt could really have been in a bit of a bind with Isaiah Epps not working out. But Robinson appears to be the next guy in line.
With all of the hype surrounding incoming recruit Steven Adams, Pitt basketball fans have a reason to be excited about this fall. Adams is widely regarded as one of the top five incoming freshmen in the nation. He will fill a huge void in the middle for the Panthers and if Pitt returns to prominence this year, Adams' contributions will surely be a reason why.
But with so much being made of his NBA prospects, Adams could be a one-and-done player, leaving Pitt after only a single season. Fortunately for the Panthers, he isn't the only big time player coming in this season.
Point guard James Robinson is a four-star recruit that is headed to Pitt along with Adams this fall. As last year went along, Robinson gained more and more notoriety and is now being heralded as a top recruit as well. He isn't going unnoticed and this past weekend, was named to Team USA's Under-18 basketball team that will compete in the FIBA Americas tournament later this month.