COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M men’s basketball head coach Billy Kennedy announced Wednesday the signing of point guard Alex Robinson who will join the Aggie basketball program next fall in advance of the 2014-15 season.
Robinson is rated a four-star prospect by ESPN, rivals.com and scout.com which also lists him as the 10th best point guard and the 47th overall prospect nationally. Additionally, ESPN regards him as the eighth-best prospect in the state of Texas and the 13th highest-ranked point guard recruit in the country. Robinson, who is listed as 6-foot-1 and over 170 pounds, is currently in his senior season at Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas, where he is a four-year starter for the Wolves.
“Alex is a true point that we’ve been recruiting since we got to Aggieland,”said. “He makes other people around him better with his ability to create offense. He’s also a great athlete who can really defend the point. He comes from a good family and is an outstanding student in the classroom.”
A season ago, Robinson earned all-region honors from the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches as well as all-district accolades after averaging 17 points, six assists and three steals per contest as a junior. He is already off to a strong start in his senior season, scoring 25 points as THS opened its season with a victory Tuesday night.
“Texas A&M is getting a heck of a player,” Timberview High School boys’ basketball coach Duane Gregory said of Robinson. “Alex has got a great understanding of the game and a great feel for things on the court. He possess tremendous court-vision. As a player he’s special and off the court he is an outstanding kid who is a straight-A student and comes from a solid family. His mom and dad are rock solid people. I think A&M is really getting a great player that they can build on for the future.”
The lefty point guard is described by many as being a tough and confident player with impressive passing skills and the ability to beat opponents off the drive.
Robinson was also recruited by Baylor, Florida State, Georgia, Houston, Marquette, Memphis, Miami, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, SMU, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt and Virginia, among others.