Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Recruiting: Thomas Robinson

Thomas Robinson is a combo forward at Brewster Academy up in New Hampshire. Robinson transferred to Brewster from Riverdale Baptist school in Riverdale, Maryland. Robinson is deemed a 4-star by both the Scout and Rivals networks, with Rivals pegging him as the #82-ranked player in the class of 2009.

Here's the info out there:

1. Washington Post

2. Slam Online

3. Yahoo

4. DaugMan's Take

I think the coaching staff might view Thomas Robinson as a guy like Terrance Woodbury-- a power forward at the high school level, but skilled enough to project at the small forward spot in the college game. Robinson also reminds me of the reports that surrounded Jeremy Jacob when Jacob was at Hargrave, i.e., non-stop motor, combo forward with good shooting touch.

Perhaps UGA will end up accepting 4 signees, one each at shooting guard (Demario Mayfield), power forward (Derrick Favors), center (Daniel Miller or Shawn Kemp, Jr.), and small forward (Thomas Robinson or Ari Stewart).

Robinson appears to have the personal discipline, the aptitude and the skill set to thrive in UGA's system. I'd say it's a little bit of a long shot to get him, but since Felton is a Maryland native and UGA was on Robinson early, maybe that will hold us in good stead.

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