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Set to graduate their best offensive threat after this season, Austin Peay is look for his replacement. They hope they’ve found it in St. Louis area guard Josh Robinson.
Robinson, a three-star Rivals rated recruit, and the second-leading scorer in the St. Louis Metro area in the 2012-13 season, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Austin Peay.
The 6-3, 180-pound Robinson averaged 25.4 ppg as a junior for St. Mary’s High School, shooting 49% from the floor and 33% from three-point range. Robinson proved more than just a scorer, also being the team’s second-leading rebounder (6.6 rpg) while also doling out 2.1 assists and collecting 1.0 steals per games.
According to Luke Thompson of the Leaf-Chronicle, one of Robinson’s biggest strengths is his mid-range jump shot, something Loos calls a “lost art” in today’s game.
“I really am excited we have been able to sign Josh,” APSU head coach Dave Loos said. “He has a big scorer and the scholarship he will be replacing is Travis Betran, who obviously has put up good numbers. We obviously we were in the market who could score the ball and Josh is that sort of player.”
“He has good size. He is a good handler. He has a knack of being able to shoot the ball in traffic…from spots and on off the dribble. He is especially good from midrange. He is a guy who can create and finish.”
Robinson was named Class 4A second-team Missouri All-State last spring. In addition, he was chosen Archdiocesan Athletics Association (AAA), Large Division Offensive Player of the Year as well as being selected all-conference.
“I don’t think Josh is a guy who is afraid to take big shots—and make them,” Loos said. “He really is good on the offensive end. He will have the normal adjustments to make to play Division I basketball.
“But one of the other things I really like about him is he is a worker. I think he has really good work habits. Hard work is not going to be a surprise to him. He knows that is what it takes and will understand what he will need to do make the adjustment to this level.”