Baumgardner has an annarbor.com article on Glenn Robinson III's rise from "fringe high-major prospect" to fringe five-star—Fueled by his underrated status, Michigan basketball signee Glenn Robinson III peaking at the right time.
In addition to detailing his disappointment at not being selected for the McDonald's All-American game, the article once again highlights Beilein's talent-spotting acumen:
Robinson's gone from a nice prospect with a famous name to a blue chip with an impressive game.
He's turned into the player Beilein and company thought he could become nearly two years ago. With his Michigan career set to begin next fall, Robinson says he can't wait to show the coaching staff that showed so much faith in him exactly what he's all about.
"Those guys believed in me before anyone else really did, and that means a lot," Robinson said. "I really knew I wanted to go there (right away), they have a great coaching staff and their job is to see how players might progress in their upcoming years, not necessarily what they are right now.
"I believe some schools look too much into what a player is right now, and not what their potential could be. Michigan did a great job with that, though, and that's what I really liked about them."
The following also seems to dispel the notion that Robinson will be seeing any time at the 4:
As far as next season goes, Robinson says he's currently putting in extra time on his 3-point shooting and his ball handling. He said the Michigan staff would like to use him as both a small forward and shooting guard next season, meaning he could be relied on to attack the rim off the dribble, distribute and score from deep.
Baumgardner also links to a Post-Tribune article featuring some high praise from Robinson's high school coach, Dave Milausnic:
Milausnic said Robinson’s ability to accept coaching and make adjustments in his game helped him grow as a player.
“Glenn’s one of those coachable kids,’’ he said. “Every coach is going to preach good, fundamental shooting. It just comes down to the kid. Glenn’s always been willing to put in the work to get better in areas that are weak. Some kids don’t like to work on their weaknesses — the great ones do. The great ones will say this doesn’t feel comfortable, but the next day, they’ll go out and work on it — as opposed to just focusing on things that feel good. Ultimately, Glenn worked toward being the player he was always capable of becoming.’’
Milausnic was asked if he thought Robinson would enjoy a fruitful career at Michigan.
“Michigan is very wing-oriented, which is conducive to Glenn’s play,’’ he said. “I can see that style being very advantageous to Glenn.
“We’ll be excited to watch his progress. Whatever happens, we’re in full support of him, but we also know that Glenn’s going to do whatever it takes to be successful. What that entails, I don’t know exactly, but we’re excited about the next phase of his life.’’