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Meet Elbert Robinson, High School Basketball's Biggest Recruit – Literally

| by Jonathan Wolfe

Big things are coming to the LSU basketball team. Well, one big thing, at least.

Elbert Robinson, high school basketball’s biggest recruit, will head to Baton Rouge in the fall.

At 7'0", 320 pounds, Robinson is literally the largest recruit for next season. LSU coach Johnny Jones can’t wait to plug the Texas native into his rotation.

“Elbert Robinson is a rarity in high school and college,” Jones said. “He is a true center. With his height and strength he will certainly make an impact for us in the paint for us on both ends of the floor, offensively and defensively. He has a great knack for scoring around the basket. He is also a sound passer for a big man and can really defend the paint area. He will have the opportunity to make an impact on our program next season and we feel he is one of the top centers in high school basketball.”

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Robinson is the 51st-ranked prospect in the country, according to Rivals.com.

As you would hope, Robinson has progressed in each of his seasons at Lakeview Centennial High School. As a sophomore, he averaged 12 points and 10 rebounds per game. These figures jumped to 14 points, 12.5 rebounds, and six blocked shots per game his junior year.

As with most players of Robinson's build, his success at the college level will depend on conditioning. If he can shed some of those pounds and give LSU a solid 20-30 minutes on the court, he'll be a force to be reckoned with.

Robinson attended the NBA Top 100 camp this June. Check out this video to see him putting in work against the nation’s best players: