DePaul Adds JUCO Transfer Forrest Robinson

Jamie Rhodes-US PRESSWIRE

An original member of the class of 2011, Forrest Robinson spent the 2011-12 season at North Texas before heading to South Plains College (Texas) of the junior college level.

Robinson, who stands at 6-foot-10, averaged 1.6 points and 1.2 rebounds per game at UNT last season, appearing in just 16 games as a freshman.

Robinson will play out this season at South Plains before heading to his new home for the 2013-14 season. He pledged a commitment to DePaul and head coach Oliver Purnell over the weekend.

As a high school senior, Robinson averaged 21.4 points and 9.2 rebounds per game at Eastland H.S. (Texas). Robinson becomes the second commitment for the Blue Demons, joining high school senior and Chicago native Billy Garrett Jr.

“It wasn’t one thing,” Robinson told ESPN. “Everything was great. I’m going to help the spread the floor. We’re going to play fast-paced, run the floor and have fun, my style of basketball.  I see DePaul making a big run soon. In a year, maybe next year, DePaul will be a powerhouse.”

Robinson was on the DePaul campus this past weekend for a visit, feeling comfortable enough to pledge his decision on the spot. His thoughts on the future of the Blue Demons’ program has the potential to be spot on too, especially if both Cleveland Melvin and Brandon Young return in 2013.

Prior to his decision this past weekend, Robinson had also been considering offers from Bradley, Tennessee Tech, Saint Louis and Mississippi State.

 

Paul Seaver is the College Basketball Network Manager at Rant Sports. You can follow him on Twitter: @TheArenaPulse

 

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