A former LSU basketball player has reportedly found a new destination.
The Virginian-Pilot’s Ed Miller reported Wednesday that Elbert Robinson has committed to Old Dominion after leaving the LSU program almost one year ago.
Robinson will be eligible immediately and have a year to play. He sat out last season for medical reasons and battled weight issues while he was in Baton Rouge, according to Miller.
Robinson’s AAU coach, Lawrence Johns, said LSU “mishandled” Robinson by failing to utilize his strengths as a back-to-the-basket center.
“Everybody’s trying to play like the Golden State Warriors.” Johns said. “He’s built for playing inside.
“But does he slow you up? No. He’s a big guy that can run.”
The 7-foot-1 big man averaged just 1.9 points and 1.7 rebounds in his three seasons at LSU. Robinson never averaged more than 9.3 minutes per game.
Robinson was a 4-star recruit from Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland, Texas. He was the No. 57 player in the Class of 2014 and the fifth-best player in Texas, according to 247Sports.
LSU grad transfer Elbert Robinson has committed to @ODUMBB , per source. Story to come. Robinson is a 7-1 C who was a former top 100 player.
— Ed Miller (@edmillervp) May 23, 2018