Fresh off a summer with the Oakland Soldiers, 2013 guard Tyree Robinson visited Arizona on Wednesday. Robinson was helping a friend move to Tucson and used the opportunity to check out the campus, university, and facilities. His twin brother, Tyrell, could not accompany him due to his football schedule. Robinson finalized his decision to visit late on Monday. So late that many media outlets had no idea he was coming. But Robinson contacted PGU
directly as soon as he decided to let us know he was coming to Tucson.
Simlarly, Robinson caught up with PGU
after he finished his unofficial visit to Arizona early Wednesday evening. Robinson spent roughly six hours on campus and came away impressed with the Arizona basketball program and Sean Miller.
"I like the school and I really like the relationship I have with the coaches," said Robinson. "What I like most is they kept it striaght up with me."
That honesty likely pertained to the 2013 class, where Robinson is one of a number of talented west coast guards. Arizona has a number of recruits they are following, and Robinson was impressed that the coaches were honest about the process.
The campus and atmosphere made big impressions on Robinson as well.
"I loved everything about the visit," Robinson told PGU
. "What stood out the most was that everyone in Tucson loves their basketball team and loves coach Miller no matter what, win or lose."
Robinson told PGU
in an interview in Las Vegas that of all the coaches recruiting him he had the best relationship with Sean Miller. Robinson had the chance to talk to Coach Miller in person and continued to build on the great relationship the two already share.
"Coach Miller loves me and said I can fit into the up tempo style of play," Robinson said. "He said he likes that I do whatever it takes to win and that I do the small things to lead my team to victory."
While Arizona has always been very high on Robinson's list of schools, the visit solidified Arizona's place at the top.
"After the visit Arizona is on the top of my list and I have a great feel for it," Robinson told PGU
. "I love Mckale and it doesn't matter who Arizona plays it's always going to be a packed house."
Of course it's nothing new that a recruit feels great about a school after a visit, but Robinson came away with a real appreciation for what is being built in Tucson. Seeing the new locker rooms, the new weight room, the campus life, and the college town feel really made an impression on Robinson.
"Arizona is one of the top schools in the west," Robinson said. "And after my visit, now I know why. It's really a special place for basketball."
PointGuardU wants to thanks Tyree for taking the time to talk with us after his visit. We have watched the Robinson brothers play on both coasts and will continue to follow them this season.