Primer: Devin Robinson Decision

Primer: Devin Robinson Decision

2014 forward Devin Robinson will make his announcement at 3:30 p.m. today.

Devin Robinson, a 2014 forward from Virginia, will make his decision at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon. This primer should get you ready.

THE BASICS: Robinson is a 6-foot-8, 190-pound power forward from Christchurch School in Virginia. A four-star target, Robinson is the fifth-ranked power forward in the class. He is versatile and can play multiple positions, and was one of the fastest-rising recruits during the summer.

THE SUITORS: Robinson will choose between Indiana and Florida, as I reported last week. Florida is the heavy favorite to land him at this point.

THE RECRUITMENT: Surprisingly, Indiana and Florida were the last two schools to get in on Robinson in the summer. He wasn't a top 100 recruit, but really started to play well at NBA Top 100 Camp, and IU offered him a scholarship.

The Hoosiers remained in good position since then because of Robinson's relationship with assistant coach Kenny Johnson, and because Robinson is close friends with IU commit Robert Johnson. IU got Robinson's third official visit, following Oklahoma State and Notre Dame, and he was on campus for Hoosier Hysteria on Oct. 4. Robinson visited Florida the weekend following his trip to Indiana.

The Hoosiers have done anything and everything to get Robinson to campus by trying to show him the way they've developed players over the years. The problem is, Florida has used the same strategy. The Gators have sold Robinson on the fact that they can develop players of his position, using NBA players like Chandler Parsons and Corey Brewer as examples.

THE DECISION: It would be a shocker if Robinson were to choose any school other than Florida. The Gators' staff has proven to him that they can develop him best into an NBA forward, and he feels comfortable going there.

THE AFTERMATH: Missing on Robinson hurts for Indiana, but the Hoosiers padded the blow a bit by picking up shooter Max Hoetzel over the weekend. Still, Robinson could have been an important piece of the puzzle, and it looks like he's headed elsewhere.

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