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Robinson to Oak Hill
« on: August 29, 2019, 07:54:01 am »
Saw on KK Robinson’s Twitter last night that he was heading to Oak Hill Academy in Virginia. Jalen Ricks front Sylvan Hills is already there this year. Wish nothing but the best for the young man and hope he makes the state proud

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Re: Robinson to Oak Hill
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2019, 10:07:55 pm »
Tough blow to high school basketball in the state of Arkansas. Would love to see them return to the state in a few years as Hogs!

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Re: Robinson to Oak Hill
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2019, 09:37:00 am »
I just don’t get why these kids go to these big prep schools? If you are already receiving offers from the top programs in the country, what do you stand to gain, besides playing against Elite level players every game?

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Re: Robinson to Oak Hill
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2019, 10:58:32 am »
I just don’t get why these kids go to these big prep schools? If you are already receiving offers from the top programs in the country, what do you stand to gain, besides playing against Elite level players every game?

Even better offers - and more of them - especially if you can play at that level because the talent surrounding you and against you is definitely better.

But even more important is location - attendees there will be seen by every more people. 

It can - in some cases - allow the student a better academic prep with respect to what is needed to make the academic qualifying requirements at some colleges and universities but for the most part these moves are sports first, academics a distant third.

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Re: Robinson to Oak Hill
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2019, 11:39:10 am »
He already has a Kansas offer along with 16 others. He is a 4 star recruit and one of the top prospects in the country. I personally just don’t agree with these super prep schools. I’d be curious if the big shoe companies are the driving force behind some of these schools.

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Re: Robinson to Oak Hill
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2019, 10:02:06 am »
I wish this young man nothing but the best.  I agree that these “prep” schools are frustrating but how can a high school offer the day to day level of competition on the court as these “prep” schools can offer.  I get it from the parents position where they want the best scenario for their kid to succeed, improve and prepare for the opportunities to do this for their profession.  I can see this from the players position where they want to capitalize on their talent and hard work, but from the high school position it is very frustrating.

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Re: Robinson to Oak Hill
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2019, 01:04:01 pm »
I wish this young man nothing but the best.  I agree that these “prep” schools are frustrating but how can a high school offer the day to day level of competition on the court as these “prep” schools can offer.  I get it from the parents position where they want the best scenario for their kid to succeed, improve and prepare for the opportunities to do this for their profession.  I can see this from the players position where they want to capitalize on their talent and hard work, but from the high school position it is very frustrating.

Well said. I just hate it for the public schools. KK is fun to watch, unfortunately getting a chance to see him in person won’t be an option for many in AR this year.

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Re: Robinson to Oak Hill
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2019, 11:06:17 am »
As much as he bounces around in high school, it will be interesting to see how many times he uses that transfer portal in college  ::)

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Re: Robinson to Oak Hill
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2019, 11:58:06 am »
As anyone can see by the reasons offered in this thread, there is NO good reason for a player like Robinson to forego the end of his childhood.
Every big time school in the nation knows who he is. Those schools don't pick up seniors late. His parents have been conned into a spending a bunch of money with the very same lies stated in this thread justifying this move. Same goes for Ricks, Moody, etc. etc.

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Re: Robinson to Oak Hill
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2019, 10:03:07 am »
I just don’t get why these kids go to these big prep schools? If you are already receiving offers from the top programs in the country, what do you stand to gain, besides playing against Elite level players every game?

You pretty much answered it.   To play against elite players in every game.    I don't like the prep school either but at this point  the level of competition in the 7A doesn't compare to what he will get playing at Oak Hill.   He's think about college.  It's also not just playing against elite competition....it's practicing against it as well.   It sucks for us but it's great for him at the end of the day. 

 

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