Monday, June 29, 2009

Xavier Adds Jeff Robinson to 2009-10 Class

Jeff Robinson, a 6-9 power-forward out of Lawrence North high school, is headed to Xavier according to multiples sources (i.e. Rivals and WKRC-12 in Cincinnati). Robinson originally was supposed to head to Purdue but things fell through and now he will be backing up Jamel McLean on a Xavier team that was in need for another quality big man. Other than Purdue, Robinson had offers from Illinois and Butler.

A couple months ago rumors surfaced stating Robinson didn't have the grades to get into Purdue and was contemplating heading to junior college. Reports now say that Robinson is fine academically and wont have a problem being admitted to Xavier.

Robinson played for a loaded Lawrence North team last year which finished the season with a 25-3 record. The team has many players with Division 1 scholarships/*offers including:

2009 - Stephen Van Treese (Louisville), Chris Read and Larry Smith (*Miami-OH)
2010 - Dominique Ferguson (*Kentucky and Arizona), Justin Martin (*Cincinnati, Xavier, Louisville, and Dayton)
2011 - Michael Chandler and Ryan Taylor (Louisville)

This brings me to my next question: why cant colleges in Indiana keep their star players in-state? (i.e. three guys are going to Louisville!)

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