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Glenn Robinson III

  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-7 / 211
  • Birthdate: 01/08/1994
  • College: Michigan
Round 2: Pick 40
Drafted By: Minnesota Timberwolves 
 
Prospect Analysis

Strengths

  • Great run/jump athlete
  • 6-foot-10 wingspan
  • Attacks the basket
  • Great in transition
  • Good offensive rebounder
  • Makes free throws

 

Weaknesses

  • Has to become a more consistent 3-point shooter
  • Needs to be assertive more often

 

NBA projection: Analysts are mixed about where Robinson will fall in the draft. Some see him being chosen in the first round, while others believe he’ll fall to the middle of the second round.

 

2013-14 Season

Robinson, the son of Purdue All-American and 11-year NBA veteran Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson, was called on to fill in as an undersized power forward after teammate Mitch McGary was lost for the season with a back injury. That may have affected his statistics, but Robinson, who became more of a vocal leader in his second season, led the Wolverines to the NCAA tournament’s Elite Eight.

 

Key statistics: 13.1 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.2 apg, 0.9 spg, 1.2 tpg, 32.3 mpg, .488 FG, .306 3PT, .757 FT

 

Cool statistic: Robinson started 75 consecutive games over his two-year career.

 

Reminds me of: Trevor Ariza

 

What Insiders Say

Michigan coach John Beilein

“He's one of the most unselfish players we've ever been around, that he accepts this role as he's so talented, yet he's all about the team all the time. … He’s been a terrific leader.”

 

What Outsiders Say

Pacific Division executive

“What type of player is he going to be? He definitely has the skill, but does he have the mindset to be a scorer all the time? He didn't show it to me consistently."

 

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Michigan's Glenn Robinson III, the son of Glenn (Big Dog) Robinson, declared for the Draft after averaging 13.1 ppg this season for the Wolverines. He was an honorable mention all-Big 10 selection as a sophomore, helping lead Michigan to the Elite Eight. While teammate Nik Stauskas bloomed into a likely late lottery selection, Robinson was more steady, if unspectacular.

 

Robinson shot 30 percent on threes, which was a drop off from his numbers as a freshman. More>>

 

 

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch