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Michigan’s Glenn Robinson III Declares for Draft, Needed Another Year in College

Glenn Robinson III

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The Michigan Wolverines have lost their fair share of talent today. Not only did Nik Stauskas declare for the 2014 NBA Draft, but Glenn Robinson III did as well (via USA Today Sports). As good of a season as Robinson III had, another year in college would have been beneficial.

In his sophomore season, Robinson III managed to average 13.1 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game.

Robinson III definitely has the talent and athletic ability to succeed at the next level, but I would have liked to see him become a more consistent shooter before he bolted for the NBA. He only shot 30.6 percent from behind the arc this season. Last year he shot 32.4 percent from behind the arc, but he also took more shots this season.

The good thing about Robinson III declaring is the fact that he should get drafted. It would actually be quite the shocker if he didn’t. With that said, with an even better year in a Wolverine jersey next season, he could have raised his draft stock even more.

Whether the case, it was his decision to go pro and that is really all that matters. If he thinks he is ready for the pros, then he is ready. I still think he could have benefited quite a bit by returning for another season. Plus, he could have played an even bigger role.

The Wolverines had a great year, but they lost two of their best players today. Mitch McGary could be next. If so, who knows how good Michigan will be next season, but a down year would more than likely be in store.

Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.