You need more than one hand to count the number of reasons the Michigan Wolverines are the best team in the country at the moment.
One of them is Glenn Robinson III, who was named the Big Ten’s Freshman of the Week on Monday.
The young star has wasted no time making an impact for the Wolverines this season and he has now been named the freshman of the week twice this season. Robinson stepped up big time last week as the Wolverines improved to 19-1, their best start in program history. He averaged 12 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. What is even more impressive, especially for a freshman, is that he didn’t turn the ball over once as Michigan knocked off Purdue and Illinois.
Not every freshman who comes into college basketball with the promise to be a star lives up to the hype. Sometimes the pressure gets the best of them or they simply can’t find the consistency that is needed to thrive at the college level. But, Robinson has lived up to his hype, and there is a good chance he will head to the NBA next season.
For now, he is playing a pivotal role on a Michigan team that seems destined for the kind of success it hasn’t experience in 20 years. He is averaging 12.1 points per outing, and is grabbing 6.0 rebounds per game. Robinson has also tallied 27 assists and 18 steals while turning the ball over just 22 times.
It’s impossible to deny the impact Robinson has had on the Wolverines, and if this team is to reach its ultimate destination, the freshman star will no doubt play a key role.
Brian Lester is a college basketball writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @BLester1993.