USF gets commitment from 6-5 juco guard
USF coach Stan Heath has added another piece to his 2010 recruiting class, picking up a commitment Thursday from Hugh Robertson, a 6-foot-5, 195-pound shooting guard from Tallahassee Community College.
"He's a tremendous athlete. He's developed an all-around game, and he has a package where he could be a very good player," said Eddie Barnes, his coach at TCC.
Robertson, who is from Macon, Ga., averages 12.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game for TCC, hitting 41 percent of his 3-point attempts. Heath and assistant coach Reggie Hanson saw Robertson play Wednesday night, when he scored 22 points to lead TCC in a loss to Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City.
Robertson was also being recruited by Nebraska, Auburn, UNLV and Central Florida, according to Barnes. USF had initially pursued one of his TCC teammates, power forward Marvell Waithe, who has since signed with Arkansas. Barnes said Robertson has made a solid transition from playing forward in high school to becoming a shooting guard in college, adding a solid perimeter shot to go with his ability to slash and score.
"He's gotten better, and I think he will get better," Barnes said. "His spring and summer will be important, but I think he's going to explode next season."
Robertson is the fourth member of Heath's incoming recruiting class. Center Waverly Austin and point guard Lavonte Dority signed during the early signing period, and Heath also has a commitment from Shedrick Haynes, a junior college point guard.
Robertson is rated as the nation's No. 93 junior college prospect, according to JucoJunction.com. Haynes is No. 42 in the same rankings.