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Posted on Sun, Apr 1, 2012 : 7:36 p.m.

Michigan basketball signee Glenn Robinson III named MVP of ESPNHS All-American Championship

By Nick Baumgardner

The Michigan basketball roster for next season may still be in flux, but one thing appears clear.

Glenn Robinson III will have an impact, one way or another.

The 6-foot-6 small forward signee had 16 points and four rebounds and grabbed Player of the Game honors as his North squad fell 86-85 to the South team in the ESPNHS All-American Championship high school all-star game Sunday in New Orleans.

Prior to the game, Robinson told ESPN he was excited to get to Michigan next season and let his leadership skills take center stage.

"Most importantly my leadership, my leadership on and off the court (is my biggest strength)," Robinson said. "It's going to be a fun four years at Michigan.

"Coach (John) Beilein is great, they've got a great staff up there, I can't wait."

Robinson is currently rated as the 34th-best prospect in American, according to, and is part of a three-man signing class for Beilein and company next season, including five-star power forward Mitch McGary and four-star guard Nik Stauskas.

Robinson finished 6-for-7 from the field, and recorded five dunks on the evening.

"I'm a big fan of (Robinson's) game in general," national recruiting analyst Evan Daniels told in January. "He's got a big, strong athletic body, he rebounds, he shoots well off the catch, and I think he'll also be a really good defender. He's a guy who I think has the potential to play in the NBA one day.

"I didn't think I had him high enough in the summer, but he's a guy who keeps getting better, and I think he'll have a great career."

He wasn't the only future Michigan player on hand in New Orleans, either, as McGary took part in the early portion of the doubleheader.

The 6-foot-10, 260-pound McGary scored seven points and grabbed six rebounds to help the East team knock off the West, 84-72.

Nick Baumgardner covers Michigan basketball for He can be reached at 734-623-2514, by email at and followed on Twitter @nickbaumgardner.

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Mon, Apr 2, 2012 : 12:31 p.m.

I'd be very surprised if GRII does not begin the season as a starter, especially with the strange exit of Smotrycz. Unless he's completely clueless on defense, Michigan just can't keep someone with Robinson's talent off the court. These 3 players are all going to have a big impact next season. Hopefully, Beilein will be able to find at least one extra guard before then to give us a bit more depth.


Mon, Apr 2, 2012 : 6:23 a.m.

"It's going to be a fun four years at Michigan." We M fans can dream. I guess he can afford to wait, but it seems like the NBA will be coming after him pretty hard before too long.