The summer live period of recruiting continues this week and the Hoyas coaching staff has targeted a few centers to bring the "Big" back to Big Man U. Last week the staff was front and center for top ranked 2015 center Diamond Stone and today the staff will watch 2014 center Elbert Robinson and 2015 7'0" center Cheikh N'diaye.
Georgetown's John Thompson III & Kenya Hunter will be at BIG SHOTS DC CERTIFIED tracking Elbert Robinson— Kevin Schneider (@BigShotsReport) April 24, 2013
Robinson, a 3-star center ranked 12th at his position in the 2014 class, hadn't attracted much interest until putting in an impressive showing on the recent AAU circuit. Robinson already visited Georgetown's campus and clearly there is mutual interest. From recruiting guru Eric Bossi:
Trying to track down some legitimate information on Robinson. Hasn’t really been a lot out there on him. I know he’s been hinting that he will commit soon via his twitter for a bit. Georgetown was a recent visit but outside of them haven’t really heard of anybody else prioritizing him and don’t get asked about him often when coaches call asking about Texas kids.
He’s a big guy, 6-foot-10, has good hands, pretty good touch around the basket. Not a high flyer by any means and needs to work on his quickness a little. Center all the way.
Did some calling around and Georgetown and Kansas are the two names that come up the most with Robinson. both have been in to see him a bit (3-4 times each this winter) and then the Texas schools like A&M, Texas and to some extent TCU are involved. Not 100% sure this goes down real soon. I think a lot of coaches are hoping that he takes his time so that they can get out and evaluate him a little more this spring because his high school situation isn’t ideal for watching him because he plays for a team that is him and a bunch of little guys and they press all the time.
Highlights of Robinson are below:
In addition to Robinson, the staff will also check in on 2015 7'0" center Cheikh N'diaye.
@coach_rick57 Georgetown coaches visiting #RedStormNation workout today observing 2015 7'0" C @cheikhndiaye199 of Christian Faith (NC)— Greg Crosby (@coachcosbb) April 24, 2013
I can't find much on N'diaye out there yet and it appears as if he is more of a project at this point. Current "project center" Bradley Hayes will be a senior by the time N'diaye sets foot on campus, so it's good to see the Hoyas staff already out there targeting potential big men to come to the Hilltop.
Recruiting is the best.
And the worst.