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Basketball Recruiting

Top-25 incoming junior Micah Robinson talks his recruitment, game

July 8, 2022

If you watch Micah Robinson’s game, you know he stands out. Talk about a willing player who will do anything it takes to win? That’s Robinson.

Southern California’s Micah Robinson, that is. The 6-foot-7 wing, who says he’s gained weight and is anywhere from 215-220 pounds, is emerging as a Top-25 prospect in the 2024 class. Coaches rave about his grit and grind playstyle and his ability to fit in pretty much any system.

He’s been playing 17U basketball for quite some time now and has been a prospect gaining buzz over the last few months.

The contact period starting was a strong time for him. You knew which programs were going to reach out regional-wise, but, you also expected some national powers to enter the mix which they did.

Robinson was born in Kansas, then moved to Texas around the second grade. So, off the bat, you expected the fair share of Texas schools to reach out and you also expected the possibility of Kansas reaching out. 

That they did.

Plenty of schools did. Now, Robinson is at the Adidas Live Period event and says he feels his defense has been standing out early for him. He also believes he’s playing a lot more efficiently on the offensive end. His Southern Assault team beat Compton Magic and now faces Team Loaded VA in a huge matchup today.

He chopped it up on his recruitment with and also threw in several nuggets about his game.

Which schools are heavily involved early?

“So far, I've talked to LSU the most, but schools like Texas A&M, Kansas State, Kansas, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, and TCU are some schools I’ve talked to more than a few times.”

Have any new schools entered your recruitment in the last few days?

“Yes, recently I’ve heard from Texas and Oklahoma.”

What is LSU’s pitch, your thoughts, and is a visit in the works?

“Between Coach Toppert and Coach Hamilton, I probably speak with them whether it be through text or phone call may be two-to-three times a week. Most of the time it’s just small talk, they usually check in on me and ask how basketball is going and things of that sort. Kind of the early stages of forming that player-coach connection. And right now I'm focused on the live period that’s coming up next week, but after that, I’ve had thoughts of trying to get a visit set up to go down there.”

Texas Tech?

“Yeah, so I took an unofficial there earlier last year. And I’ve been in contact with Coach Pinkins, pretty much the same thing just small talk and checking in, things of that sort.”

What are your thoughts on Kansas State and the new staff and culture?

“I’ve been in contact with Coach Maligi, we’ve texted back and forth a few times, and when he initially called me he told me that with the new staff and everything, they are trying to build the program into a championship program, and he told me that he believes my skill set and abilities could contribute to that.”

What are your thoughts on the professional route(s)?

“I think that it’s a good opportunity, being able to compete against pros is a really good way to test where you are at and sharpen your game. Whether being OTE or like the G League, If the opportunity were present to me I would be open to it, but, as of today I have not heard anything from anyone like that.”

Are any visits in the works?

“With there being a lot of live periods coming up, I haven’t really contacted the coaches about coming down to visit yet, I'm just trying to get through these next few weeks, take care of what I need to take care of, then I’m planning on taking some visits whether being unofficially or official possibly.”

How would you best break down your game?

“I would say all-around. Being 6-foot-7, 220 pounds, and also being able to play the guard positions, gives me an advantage because of all the opportunities I can create. I also believe I’m a really good defender, and being able to switch one through four, even one through five depending on the team, is a valuable tool I possess that can help a team in numerous ways.”

Your new head coach, Julius V, thoughts?

“Well I’ve actually only worked out with him once when he was down here training some other players, so I haven’t really gotten much work with him yet, but from what I’ve heard I’m excited to get to work with him to see where my game goes.”

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