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UNC receives commitment from Georgia guard Brandon Robinson

UNC coach Roy Williams was the fastest men’s coach to 700 wins.
UNC coach Roy Williams was the fastest men’s coach to 700 wins. rwillett@newsobserver.com

After breaking a long recruiting drought earlier this month, North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams on Monday received his second commitment from a class of 2016 player when Brandon Robinson, a 6-foot-5 guard from Douglasville, Ga., made public his intention to play at UNC.

Robinson first shared his decision with Evan Daniels of Scout.com, and later Robinson posted his announcement on Twitter. Robinson is considered a fringe top-50 prospect in his class, according to various outlets that cover recruiting.

Scout.com considers him the 55th-best prospect in his class. ESPN.com ranks him the No. 61 prospect in his class and Rivals.com the 76th-best prospect.

His commitment comes less than a month after Tony Bradley, a 6-foot-10 center from Bartow, Fla., announced that he intends to play at UNC. Bradley's commitment was UNC's first from a class of 2016 prospect, and it was significant not only because of his stature – he's considered to be among the top 30 prospects in his class – but also because of the timing of his announcement.

Before Bradley's commitment, Williams and his staff had been turned down, repeatedly, by class of 2016 prospects. Like other teams at UNC, Williams' program has been recruiting amid the uncertainty of an NCAA investigation that has taken its toll on recruiting.

Robinson, though, evidently saw enough that he liked at UNC to commit before the early signing period, which begins Nov. 11.

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