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Broughton’s Jerome Robinson at ACC tournament with BC

Broughton's Jerome Robinson (1) drives past Millbrook's Andrew Evans (11) at Broughton High School in Raleigh on January 30, 2015.
Broughton's Jerome Robinson (1) drives past Millbrook's Andrew Evans (11) at Broughton High School in Raleigh on January 30, 2015. newsobserver.com

This is what Lindy’s Sports said of Jerome Robinson in its pre-season college basketball issue: “Scorer may not impact ‘15-16 team but has potential down the road.”

Well, the road to making an impact for the Broughton graduate was a lot shorter than Lindy’s predicted.

The freshman guard for Boston College was averaging 11.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 33.3 minutes per contest for the Eagles going into their game on Tuesday afternoon against Florida State in the ACC tournament at the Verizon Center in Washington.

“Personally I always feel I am overlooked,” Robinson said after practice Monday in Washington. “I do play with a chip on my shoulder. I work out every day; I always ask what I can do better to the coaches and parents to just to be a better player and better person. I feel like I put in so much work so I can have an impact.”

Robinson has been one of the bright spots for B.C., which was 7-24 overall and 0-18 in the ACC during the regular season. He had missed nine games with a fractured wrist suffered against Florida State on Jan. 26 before scoring 13 points against NC State on March 2.

Robinson, who did not get a lot of big-time school offers, wore a T-shirt Monday with a photo of him and his late grandmother that was taken in the late 1990s when he was an infant.

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