Mike Krzyzewski has added his third recruit of the 2015 class. He's not another 5-star talent like Chase Jeter or Luke Kennard, but he is the son of one of the best to ever play the game.
According to 247Sports' Adam Rowe, Justin Robinson—the son of former San Antonio Spurs great David Robinson—will join the Duke basketball team next season as a walk-on:
Robinson talked about his decision, via Rowe.
"I'm happy to get early decision from Duke since it is so amazing academically," he said. "It's been a long time dream for me. The opportunity to be a preferred walk-on is exciting and I'm looking forward to being a part of the Duke Basketball tradition."
There is, of course, a connection between Krzyzewski and the elder Robinson, beyond both having military backgrounds. They met in the 1986 Elite Eight, when Duke defeated Navy by 21. Six years later, they teamed up on the 1992 Dream Team.
”Coach K relentlessly pursues perfection every day,” David Robinson said several years back, via DukeBluePlanet.com's Dave Bradley. ”Perfection is impossible but the result is excellence. That is how Duke Basketball became great.”
Justin Robinson, who is listed at 6'7", 185 pounds, and described by Rowe as a stretch 4 (he doesn't have a star rating, per 247Sports), won't have it easy finding playing time in Durham. The Blue Devils currently have nine McDonald's All-Americans and could easily add a couple more to the roster next season.
But it never hurts to have a player with such a rich and successful basketball background on the bench. And if the apple didn't fall far from the tree, Robinson will find a way to contribute—whether it's in front of thousands at Cameron Indoor Stadium or by pushing his teammates in practice—soon enough.