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Posted on Sun, Jun 10, 2012 : 1:43 p.m.

Incoming Michigan freshman Glenn Robinson III uses offense, defense to help Indiana All-Stars sweep Kentucky

By Kyle Meinke

Glenn Robinson III rose from relative anonymity to blue chip recruit during his high school basketball career.

And now, that career is officially over.

The Michigan basketball commit, who joins the Wolverines later this year, played two games over the weekend for the Indiana All-Stars. They faced the Kentucky All-Stars, beating them in both games.


Michigan basketball recruit Glenn Robinson III.

Jeffrey D. Nicholls | Post-Tribune

Robinson scored 13 points in Friday's game -- second-most on the team -- to help lift Indiana, 90-85, in the opener. He was quieter Saturday, tallying just three points on 1-of-4 shooting.

His defense, though, helped Indiana gain separation in the second half of the 83-73 victory. The Indianapolis Star said Robinson's "interior defense altered many Kentucky shots, especially in the pivotal second half when Indiana outscored Kentucky 43-32."

“Our second half was much better,” Robinson told the Star. “We came out with a lot more intensity and with the mindset that we were going to get stops on defense. That allowed us to come away with this thing.

“We accomplished our goal, which was to win all four games we played this week (two exhibitions and a sweep of Kentucky). It was a long, tough week, but we came away with the wins. We were not going to be that team that broke this winning streak. I did enjoy it very much. I had fun.”

Robinson is a 6-foot-7 wing who recently finished his prep career at Lake Central High School in St. John, Ind. He is the program's all-time leading scorer.

He is a five-star recruit according to Rivals, and the nation's No. 11 overall player. He is a four-star recruit according to Scout, and the No. 29 overall player.

Kyle Meinke covers Michigan football for He can be reached at 734-623-2588, by email at and followed on Twitter @kmeinke.



Sun, Jun 10, 2012 : 10:28 p.m.

Thanks for passing this along Kyle. Here's the meat of the Friday game article: "As was the case in Friday's 90-85 win over Kentucky in Louisville, it didn't come easily. Not at all. Kentucky, with no players committed to BCS schools compared to Indiana's seven Big Ten recruits, took command with a 22-9 run to lead 55-49 with 14 minutes left. It was turning into a bump-and-grind, halfcourt game, not the pace the smaller, quicker Indiana team preferred. There was also that nagging thought that this talented Indiana team could go down as a disappointment. Nothing less than a sweep would be good enough. "You didn't want to be known as the team that ended the streak," said Indianapolis Star Indiana Mr. Basketball Gary Harris. "I think that gave us extra motivation." Harris, the 6-4 Hamilton Southeastern star and Michigan State recruit, started the turnaround with a quick move and slice down the middle of the lane for a dunk. That drew a roar of approval from the crowd and sparked the Indiana team. Over the next 10 minutes, Indiana outscored Kentucky 30-5 with a dazzling array of basketball that fans had been waiting to see consistently for two games. For most of that time, All-Stars coach Craig Teagle went with a lineup of Harris, Park Tudor's Yogi Ferrell (Indiana), Hunter (Georgia State), Lawrence Central's Jeremy Hollowell (Indiana) and Avon's Austin Burgett (Notre Dame). All five contributed. "


Sun, Jun 10, 2012 : 9:01 p.m.

I'll take Robinson in a second over anyone playing in this game. A lot of kids can score at this level, but to see someone who can play good defense is very rare. I think I'll stick with "Dreamworld".


Sun, Jun 10, 2012 : 9:12 p.m.

I guess 5 steals shows a lack of defense...


Sun, Jun 10, 2012 : 9:01 p.m.

Yes, because an article stating that he helped his team win some games is really dreamworldish. But I guess a Michigan writer should have wrote an article about Gary Harris, right? Sounds like you have some insecurity issues, Scott.


Sun, Jun 10, 2012 : 9:11 p.m.

But not even 1 mention of anyone else who played. Unbiased journalism?


Sun, Jun 10, 2012 : 8:54 p.m.

For those who want to stop living in Dreamworld, here is an unbiased article about who the true tone-setter, leading scorer (in both Fri and Sat's games), and yesterday's MVP was:


Sun, Jun 10, 2012 : 10:42 p.m.

Did I ever say that 5 steals by Harris showed a lack of defensive skills? (see my post below) NO. My post was about Robinson and the fact I'm secure in my confidence that he's the best player for Michigan.