Garland (Texas) Lakeview Centennial center Elbert Robinson announced he has committed to LSU over Ohio State and others this morning.
Elbert Robinson in action
The 7-0, 320-pound Robinson is ranked as the nation’s No. 56 prospect overall by 247Sports.com. He also checks in as the nation’s fifth-best center prospect as well as the No. 5 prospect overall in Texas.
“I love the coaching staff,” Robinson said. “It’s a great place to be and I feel they have the best tools to get me where I want to go.”
Robinson will play for LSU coach Johnny Jones, who posted a 19-12 season in his first year with the Tigers. He joins 6-9 center Aaron Epps in LSU’s 2014 class. The Tigers will still pursue backcourt help in that class.
He spent the summer playing for the Dallas Seawolves Elite AAU team. He also excelled in camp settings at the NBA Top 100 camp in June and the LeBron James Skills Academy in July.
As a sophomore at Lakeview Centennial, Robinson averaged 12 points and 10 rebounds. Last year as a junior, he improved to 14 points, 12.5 rebounds and six blocked shots per game as his team went 28-8 and shared a district championship.
Robinson also made official visits to Georgia Tech and Nebraska. He also considered Texas A&M and Georgetown.
Jerry Meyer, the national basketball recruiting analyst for 247Sports.com, shared what he has seen in Robinson on the travel circuit.
“He is very skilled and he is huge,” Meyer said. “He is a space eater. He may not be the quickest guy and the most mobile. But he really controls space. He has good hands and rebounds well. He has a knack for passing the ball as well and he can score.
“He is a very skilled player with great size. I think it is important for him to find the right fit. It’s not like he can’t play in a running system. But it needs to be a system that can take advantage of what he can do.”
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