Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Glenn Robinson III has bulked up this offseason.
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Adapting to a new position in the Michigan Wolverines offense has been the focus of Glenn Robinson III's offseason. After spending the 2012-13 campaign at power forward, Robinson is preparing to become the team's staring small forward this year.
All signs are pointing to a smooth transition.
Like Mitch McGary, the rising sophomore has spent much of the offseason improving his game at camps hosted by the NBA's top players. Robinson attended the Kevin Durant Skills Academy and traveled to the LeBron James Skills Academy. Both of those camps gave him the chance to improve his skills as a wing player.
There has been plenty of work going on in the weight room this offseason as well. Less than a week ago, Robinson posted a video on Instagram showing off an improved vertical jump and highlight reel dunks. Yes, the best part of Robinson's game will be even better this season.
According to a recent composition analysis, the Lake Central High School product has dropped below 10 percent body fat. A bench press of 265 pounds and slight weight increase were also positive signs on the report.
One thing fans have not heard much about this offseason is whether or not Robinson has improved as a shooter. Knocking down more jumpers is something Robinson will have to do as a small forward. After hitting just 43 percent of two-pointers and 33 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc as a freshman, this remains a legitimate concern.
"If he’s going to make this work, Robinson will have to improve his confidence and accuracy as a perimeter shooter," The Sporting News' Mike DeCoury wrote in early June. "And he’ll have to be better able to attack defenses off the bounce."
The Maize and Blue faithful are more excited than ever to see how much Robinson has elevated his game this offseason. The Nov. 8 season opener against UMass Lowell cannot get here soon enough.