September 17, 2015
Larry Robinson’s name may be familiar to people in the Shreveport area because he not only played for Bossier last year but he started his high school career at Airline. Bossier has always been known for have multiple guards who can really play like Jalen West of Northwestern State.
We think Larry could be a great fit at one of the four local college in Centenary, LSUS, Southern Shreveport or Bossier Parish. We asked Larry a few questions and he had a lot to say
“The strongest point of my game I think is finishing at the basket with either hand, playing solid defense, shooting the ball pretty well and rebounding the ball. Most coaches think that height determines who gets the most rebounds and I lead my team in rebounding last year so I think it's just who wants the ball more.”
Larry claims to have some interest from some pretty major schools so he hopes to play well in front of them and receive an offer.
“I reached out and talked to UNM(University of New Mexico) Grambling, Texas A&M, TCU, Texas state and pretty much all the local schools around the area. I was exchanging text message with the assistant coach from UNM but we never had the chance to talk over the phone, Grambling’s assistant coach came and talked to me and was telling me I'm on their radar for this season .TCU came to the game when we played Byrd last year so the director of operations emailed me and said they would be in contact so I think they maybe attend some games this season, and Texas A&M said they would be in attendance as well.”
Larry has been working on his craft with his coaches and has bought in.
“This fall I’ve been working on my ball handling and shooting the ball really, but the most important thing I’ve been working on is the mental aspect of my game. I believe most of the game is mental and I think that is what’s separating me from becoming a great player. Also I am working on my consistency and my efficiency.”
Larry’s coach preaches team first and that has sunk into his mentality as well.
“Defensively my mentality is to not let my man score the ball. Coach Williams (Head coach) is a defense first coach and he has helped me over the course of my career with staying in front of my man on defense and know when to be in help off the ball. Offensively I try to manage the team as a leader is supposed to which means making sure everyone is in their correct spots and the plays are being ran like we go over in practice. And I have to be the scorer on the team so I have to fit all that together while scoring the ball.”
He plays with a chip on his shoulder like he has something to prove as well.
“This year my role is even bigger than last year. I have to come with my A game every night because this my last shot to prove myself. I have to also bring a positive attitude not only to the game and practice but off the court as well.”
Larry must show point guard skills in order to get division I level offers this year.
“I'm just about 6’1” and what I think impressed the coaches was the way I scored and rebounded the ball at my height. I think also they saw what I like to call the “killers mentality” which is being aggressive on both the offensive and defensive sides of the floor and I’ve brought a positive attitude to the floor every time I’ve stepped on the court.”
Larry looks to raise his ACT score in order to qualify academically.
“My GPA right now is a 3.5 my core GPA is a 3.0. I took the ACT and I got a 17. Right now I got a tutor I'm working with and the next time it rolls around I believe I can make at least a 24+.”