Jim Christian’s club has had its ups and downs to start the season but one player on the squad was part of some exciting news this week. Sophomore guard Jerome Robinson cracked into the Draft Express "Top 100 Sophomores" list coming in at #30.
For those not familiar with the site, DraftExpress.com is one of the most informative and most accurate NBA prospect sites online. Most people in the industry go to Draft Express over other more well-known sites like ESPN or FOX. The site is known to be dialed in with hundreds of NBA employees.
Robinson was already on the radar with NBA scouts but caught the attention of over 20 of them who were on hand when the Eagles played Richmond on Saturday in New York. Robinson finished that game with 27 points on 10-of-20 shooting, including 6-of-9 from three.
Why should BC fans care that Robinson is catching the attention of NBA scouts? Since arriving at BC some local AAU coaches have been playing a wait and see approach with Christian. The coaches want to see some development from his players in order to feel comfortable that he can mold some raw talent into an NBA Draft Prospect. The fact that Robinson has gone from an extremely under the radar recruit to a player catching the attention of NBA scouts is showing that Christian is able to do this. Obviously Robinson will need to continue to develop and keep getting attention from NBA scouts, but this is a huge step in the right direction.
Here is a sampling of what Draft Express has to say about Robinson’s game:
There is definitely some intrigue surrounding Robinson's physical profile and versatile skill set. At 6'5", with decent length, Robinson has the body to play the shooting guard position, but also the combo guard skills to operate as a big point guard. He possesses an average frame and could benefit from some added strength, but at just 19 years old it's not a major concern at this point. He is a quick and shifty athlete, who can operate at different speeds and shows some good quickness in the open floor. He is bit heavy footed in a crowd, and doesn't finish explosively in traffic, but given time and space he has the deceptive athletic ability to load up and finish above the rim. His fractured wrist injury came after he finished an explosive highlight reel dunk in transition and came down hard on the floor.