Nashville (Tenn.) King is home to a solid mid-major point guard prospect. Gerald Robinson, a 6-foot leader, participated in the NBA Players Camp last week. A quick, talkative floor general, Robinson is sitting on offers from East Carolina, UT-Chattanooga, Tennessee State and Appalachian State.
Unlike many of his peers, Robinson is realistic about his college situation and if he’s a mid-major at the end of the summer then that’s fine by him. If he’s able to play at a higher level, well, that’s fine too.
“I’m not necessarily going to settle in on a high major,” Robinson said. “I would like to go to a high-major but I would also like to get some immediate playing time. Maybe go to a school that doesn’t bring in so many high-profile players.”
Point guards are supposed to have an innate understanding of the game so when a prospect has this type of self awareness, it’s impressive.
“This is my first year playing with a team and I wanted to get out there since this is my last year to be seen in front of the college coaches.”
Mission accomplished. After an April AAU event, Robinson went from not even being on the radar to scoring scholarship offers.
“I believe the turning point was right after the Real Deal On The Hill. I had a few good games up there and showed some good decision making. I started getting some mid-majors to see me and that’s when I got all three of my offers.”
And who was recruiting him before that event?
“Surprisingly, no one. I started from scratch. I got a few letters from Elon, that was my first letter and that was the only letter I received. Then when I committed to play with the Nashville Celtics I got some letters from Belmont and Lipscomb. That’s about it.”
Big programs have called on him. Memphis, Kentucky, Cincinnati and Missouri have checked on him. At the end of the day, you can safely bet that Robinson will select the appropriate level for his game.
“I’m comfortable. I would have no problem being a mid-major.”