Nasir Robinson, the No. 45 ranked prospect in the class of 2008, stands out on the court as much for his competitiveness as his skill. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound combo guard is excited about competing for a state championship this year at Chester (Pa.) High School, and he is also waiting to hear more from his favorite college.
"I came to Chester because I want to play for something," said Robinson, who was a teammate of Tyreke Evans last year at American Christian. "I want to win a state championship. Not many high school players want to play defense and do the dirty work. I want to defend and do everything to win."
Miami, Villanova and Pittsburgh all feel that Robinson can help them win as they are the first schools to offer him.
Robinson also said that Virginia, Connecticut, Florida State, Seton Hall, St. Joe's and Tennessee are showing strong interest.
Robinson, however, has still only received limited interest from his favorite school.
"Kentucky is my favorite school," he said. "I've always loved Antoine Walker. But they haven't had much to say to me. I just get some mail."
Working hard on his shooting with Chester head coach Fred Pickett, Robinson is a very welcomed addition to an already talented Chester team.
"We have a nice group of juniors coming back, and we have some decent size," said Pickett. "Nasir gives us an inside/outside threat, and he sees the court so well as a passer.
He is a hard working, blue collar type player who is not afraid to get in there and get dirty. He brings the best out of his teammates because of his confidence."
Nasir Robinson scouting report:
Physical and competitive, Robinson brings a game to the court similar to Syracuse freshman Paul Harris. Robinson loves to defend and rebound, is powerful and skilled with the ball and has excellent court vision. He does, however, have a lot of work to do on his outside jumpshot.