David Robinson made a Hall of Fame career for himself as a championship-winning center for the San Antonio Spurs, and now his son Justin will look to follow in his footsteps. Per News 4 San Antonio, Justin, a 6’8″ forward, will be a scholarship player for the Duke Blue Devils after being initially set to be a preferred walk-on.
Viewed as a stretch four with some defensive strengths as well, Robinson will now share the court with a Duke team set to contend again next year despite losing key players in Justise Winslow, Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones to the NBA draft.
Just where Justin Robinson will fit into the mix as a freshman remains to be seen, but the fact that his play impressed head coach Mike Krzyzewski and the university higher-ups enough to award him a scholarship is a statement in itself. He’s obviously a special kind of player, and Duke is still going to be a team to watch despite losing some players after winning a championship in 2015
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