ALEXANDRIA, Va. – 2013 Indiana commit Stanford Robinson was one of the top performers after the first set of games of the Nike Skills U tournament near Washington D.C.
He did a little bit of everything in a blowout victory: scored both inside and out (including a monster two-handed dunk), finished well in transition and played solid defense.
Robinson seemed to be in attack mode from the start, which is exactly what new IU assistant Kenny Johnson – who was at the event – asked him to do.
“I talked to him a couple days ago,” Robinson said. “He and Crean both told me they want me to have a scoring mentality and should stop being so passive. I want to work on being comfortable shooting the ball and getting to the rim all the time.”
A busy summer has enabled him to do this.
Prior to his time at the Nike Skills U event, he participated in the LeBron James Skills Academy in Las Vegas. He said the other players pushed him to improve his overall skillset.
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