Posted On: 02/7/18 6:45 PM
When you take a look at the stat line of 26 PPG, 12 RPG, 4APG, and 4SPG, you are probably expecting it to be from a 6’6 senior forward that is going to be one of the best players in the country, not a 6’1 sophomore guard. But that is exactly what Chanse Robinson has been able to do so far this season, and he has been handsomely rewarded for the effort that he has been putting in on a night to night basis.
Despite being just a sophomore, Chanse has already picked up five offers to D1 programs from Grambling, Tulane, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, and most recently TCU. He has also been in contact with a number of high major schools including LSU, Tennessee, Memphis, Houston, and Michigan.
Chanse began to get college attention after playing with LA Elite last summer, but he really blew up nationally after a phenomenal performance at Pangos All-South Elite 80. That is one of the elite individual camps in the country, and Chanse Robinson was ranked in the top 10 of prospects along with being voted into the all star game at the end of camp. You can check out his highlights from the camp here:
Robinson has been able to continue that momentum into the high school season and has done a great job so far this year of leading a team that has lost a lot of talent from last season. Lincoln Prep (previously Grambling Lab) is coming off a very successful season in which they fell just a game short of the state championship. However, the Panthers have lost 2 players ranked in the top 25 for the 2017 rankings who are both now playing college basketball (Tylan Dean for Panola and Kaedrick Williams for BRCC). “We are losing a ton of rebounds and about 30 points per game, so we are going to have to box out and have everybody crash in. We also do a good job of getting the ball out fast in transition.”
Robinson’s game thrives in transition, where he is able to attack downhill with numbers. In a situation like that there are very few players in the country, let alone the state, that are capable of stopping him. Robinson is just simply stronger and more athletic than most that take the task of trying to defend him. “My biggest strengths are getting to the rack, and I’m bouncy.” Over and over as I talk with college coaches about him, there is one name that gets brought up. Chanse Robinson is a mini-Westbrook.
Robinson is planning on going back with LA Elite for AAU again this summer, planning on playing with their 16u team. As far as college goes, the biggest things that Robinson is looking for at this point is playing time and style fit “Am I going to play at the school, and the style of play and whether or not I can adjust to it, as well as the style of coaching that the staff has, and whether they make sure I fit into their system.” We currently have Robinson ranked as the 2nd best prospect in the 2020 class, and the 95th best player in the nation, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t end up as a top 50-60 player in the country when things are all said and done.