This is commitment #3 in the 2012 Texas Tech recruiting class and given some of the accolades about PG Daylen Robinson, may have an immediate impact on the Red Raiders. The table is below and although Kravic is listed, he's actually on the team now, but sitting out as a transfer. Let's get to it.
Offers and Rankings: Robinson actually has some pretty decent offers, but it was apparently just a handful of schools other than Texas Tech interested, including Houston, Iowa and Nebraska. Obviously, we're not talking about top-tier schools, but that's not a bad list. No real rankings other than the Rivals 3-star ranking.
The Player Speaks: Last year for Moberly, Robinson was pretty darned effective for a freshman point guard, giving the Greyhounds the following stat line (I also enjoyed his player profile for Moberly):
16.39 PPG | 3.50 RPG | 5.96 APG | 1.46 SPG | 4.14 TOPG| 71% FT% | 49% FG% | 33% 3FG%
He was also named to the all-region team:
Moberly Area Community College freshman basketball player Daylen Robinson was named to the 2010-11 NJCAA Region 16 All-Region Team in voting conducted by member coaches. Robinson, a 6’0 guard from Northeast High School in Kansas City, led the MACC Greyhounds in scoring at 15.9 ppg, free throws (74%), and assists (6.1).
But life hasn't been so easy for the point guard, via the Kansas City Varsity Sports:
There’s a chance that everything that Daylen Robinson dreams about — a college scholarship, a law degree, a better life — will never happen. That’s because dreams usually don’t come true for kids like him.
Robinson, the senior point guard on the Northeast High School boys basketball team, has been arrested, served probation, faced academic suspension and has been shot, perhaps as many as five times — no one’s really saying for sure. The odds are seemingly not in his favor.
I can't recommend enough that you read the entire article. Robinson seems to have received a couple chances in life and I hope he makes the best of it and I'd love for Robinson to continue in his path to success at Texas Tech. I'll let Robinson take it from here:
"I’m not the person that everybody thinks that I am. They think I’m a gangsta. They think I’m not going to be nothing in life," Robinson says. "It’s really nothing I can do for real to show them. I’m showing myself. I’m going to be successful because I want to be successful."
More after the jump.
The Video: There's no YouTube video, but I did find a video when Robinson was named the player of the week when he was a senior in high school. I love the fact that he loves a mid-range game.
Scouting Report: Everything says that Robinson was a fantastic scorer in high school, averaging 32 points a game, and he won the DiRenna Award, given to the best player in the Kansas City area. Basing anything on his JUCO numbers, to average 16 points on almost 50% shooting is terrific as most guards don't shoot well from the field. His three-point percentage is acceptable, but could be better, but I personally like the idea that he appreciates the mid-range game.
Daylen, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!
The 2012 Class: I wanted to clarify, N/A means that there's not even a profile available. N/R means that the player has a profile, but isn't rated.
|Position||Commitment||Ht/Wt||High School/State||Rivals||Scout||ESPN||ESPN Grade||24/7||24/7 Grade|
|PG||Daylen Robinson||6-0/178||Moberly Area C.C. (Kansas City, MO)||3||N/A||-||40||N/A||N/A|
|SG||Dusty Hannahs||6-3/200||Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, AR)||N/R||N/A||2||85||N/A||N/A|
|PF||Jordan Goodman||6-9/210||Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, FL)||3||3||3||91||3||89|
|C||Dejan Kravic||6-11/230||York University (London, Ontario, Canada)||-||-||-||-||-||-|