Typically on Halloween young people commit to their favorite candies and dress up as their favorite characters. But this year high school junior TJ Robinson had something much more serious in mind. The four star recruit, via ESPN’s Metric, has decided where he wants to play collegiate basketball. Robinson accepted the scholarship offer from the University of Louisville and has officially committed to the Cardinals.
The Athletic Department at Louisville offered him this scholarship offer just a few short months back in July. Plus, Robinson is only a junior in high school giving him plenty of time to come to such an important decision as where he’d like to spend his post-high school career.
But Louisville offered him something that he could not find elsewhere: three coaches with extensive experience under high-profile coaches; Kenny Payne under John Calipari, Nolan Smith under Mike Krzyzewski, and Danny Manning under Bill Self. These three coaches combine for twenty years of professional basketball experience and a wealth of knowledge of the game.
The 6-foot-2 guard left Bishop Walsh High School, who finished last season with a 9-15 record, for the Immaculate Conception Lions, who finished last season with an 11-11 record. With Robinson being a point guard and now a Division I commit, it’s safe to say he will be a primary ball handler on the team.
Robinson is ready for the challenge and he is prepared to have a target on his back. Opposing teams will guard him tough but he is more than capable of blowing past them.
Louisville landed a talented athlete in Robinson and an even better person off the court. Looking forward to the southpaw rocking the Louisville threads.