Robinson Division I Bound

New England Recruiting Report | Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Robinson Division I Bound

After taking a series of unofficial visits to Ivy and Patriot League schools this summer and fall, Troy Robinson took his first official visit to Bryant University this past weekend. 

The visit will also be his last. 

“I called [assistant] Coach [Mike] Kelly in the car on the way home and told him I was committing,” Robinson told the New England Recruiting Report.  “I couldn’t get a hold of [head] Coach [Tim] O’Shea because they were in a scrimmage, but I talked to him as soon as they got out.” 

Robinson is a six-foot-seven forward who has tremendous athleticism and a high upside.  Known primarily for his length and leaping ability early in his career, Robinson’s skill set has come quite a long way in recent years. 

“I couldn’t be happier that Troy has been able to use basketball to help himself get a world class education,” said Brimmer & May head coach Greg Kristof.  “No kid has worked harder in the last twelve months to make himself a scholarship player.” 

Robinson had always made attending a top academic school a priority and given the fact that he is hoping to study business, a degree from Bryant University made an overwhelming amount of sense. 

“It’s one of the best business schools in the country so it’s a really good opportunity and I really liked the fact that it was only 45 minutes from my house,” Robinson said.  “Basketball wise, they’re a program on the rise.  They competed last year in their first year as a division I school.  They won some games, lost a couple of close ones, and like Coach O’Shea says trying to transform a program is fun.” 

Bryant got their first glimpse at Robinson this summer at the Hoop Mountain Academic All-American Camp and have watched him closely ever since until deciding to offer him a scholarship at the end of the recently concluded contact period. 

“Playing at the Academic All-American Camp really helped me a lot because I knew I wanted to go to a top academic school and there were a ton of them there,” Robinson said.  “After Bryant saw me there, they watched me in Orlando and have made a couple of trips up in the fall.  They officially offered me a few weeks back during our last September workout.” 

Robinson becomes the second Metro Boston product to commit to the NEC this fall joining Ike Azotam who pledged to Quinnipiac.  He is also the second division I product turned out by Brimmer & May in the last two years, joining Kyle Casey who is about to begin his freshman season at Harvard.