Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Calaen Robinson Shines on the AAU Circuit

It's been a very good summer for Arizona point guard Calaen Robinson (Corona Del Sol, AZ). Robinson has improved his game tremendously and many high-major coaches have taken interest.

Robinson showcased his ability to dominate on both sides of the ball but his offensive game is what really made an impression on everyone at the Fullcourt Press Cream of the Crop.

"It just let me know that all the work that I've ever put in is now being presented in front of big time colleges," he said. "The fact that I did well was a big milestone."

Since his magnificent performance, Robinson has picked up interest from Clemson, Colorado, UNLV, Virginia and Washington State.

Arizona, Arizona State, Clemson, UNLV, Virginia and Washington State are the schools in the mix right now and depending on how things go in Vegas, he has the potential to expand that list.

"I have no clue," he said of the schools that are suppose to be watching him the rest of July. "I know the ones that are on my list are going to be there but there could be more."

Right now, he said everyone is pursuing him equally without anyone really sticking out. With the second evaluation period right around the corner, Robinson has soaked in the interest and is now focused on continuing to stay consistent.

Right now, his offense is probably his biggest weapon. He has great size and athleticism for a lead guard and could play some two if needed.

He has said that he needs improvement with his potential to win games and his attitude that he brings to the court since he's currently corrected most of his flaws that was previously evident this past year.

Arizona State, Brigham Young, St. Mary's and Weber State have all offered but after July, more offers will be present. Robinson has said that he hasn't put in any thought of favoring a program but will likely make a decision after July or before his senior season of high school.

More offers for Marcus Hunt

Marcus Hunt (North Clayton, GA) has made a case this summer that he is one of the top athletes in the state of Georgia. It could also be argued that he has more offers than any other prospect in the Georgia area.

This past week, Hunt has picked up offers from Louisville, Missouri, Pittsburgh, Texas and Virginia Tech. 

He already had offers from Alabama, East Carolina, Florida, Florida State, Georgetown, Georgia, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Jacksonville, Kansas, Massachusetts, Memphis, Miami (FL), Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, Tennessee, UTEP, VCU, West Virginia and Wichita State.

Hunt continues to expand his scholarship list and this week was just a glimpse of what schools are after his talents. I expect him to continue to pick up more offers with consistent play.