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Pitt Has Point Guard Of The Future With James Robinson

Dixon is getting a point guard of the future (Credit: Jamie Rhodes-US PRESSWIRE)
Dixon is getting a point guard of the future (Credit: Jamie Rhodes-US PRESSWIRE)

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.

Here's a bit from the article:

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.

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