Texas A&M successfully revamped its roster ahead of a big season for coach buzz williams last year, and the Aggies will need to add outside talent once again with quenton jackson and others moving on. They took another step there on Sunday, adding former Arkansas guard KK Robinson out of the NCAA transfer portal. Robinson, a four-star prospect in the Class of 2020 out of Bryant (Ark.) Oak Hill Academy, played sparingly over two seasons with the Razorbacks.
Robinson averaged 1.5 points per game on 32.1% shooting last season as a sophomore in 19 games. The 6-foot, 180-pound point guard will have four seasons of eligibility remaining, and could still hold some upside despite failing to make an impact in Arkansas’ deep, talented perimeter rotation. Robinson’s last game for Arkansas actually came against Texas A&M in the SEC Tournament, when he scored five points in four minutes of action.
Coming out of Oak Hill Academy, Robinson ranked as the nation’s No. 63 recruit and No. 10 point guard, according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite. Robinson ultimately thing Arkansas over Kansas, Illinois and TCU. On April 1, Robinson entered the NCAA transfer portal, and tipped off what became a relatively long second recruitment.
“Razorback Nation, thank you!” Robinson wrote, via Andrew Ellis of HawgSports.com. “Having the opportunity to represent my home state these past two years has been an honor. Thank you to my teammates, coaching staff, grad assistants and trainers. Arkansas will forever be home for me, but now I’m ready to take on my next opportunity.
“With that being said, I will be entering the transfer portal and reopening my recruitment. I’m excited to see what God has in store for me going forward. To all you youngsters, chase your dreams, work hard and always believe that you can do anything you put your mind to.”
Texas A&M is coming off a late-season surge that saw the Aggies surprisingly left out of the 2022 NCAA Tournament, although they did make a run to the NIT finals before losing to Xavier. Williams said after that loss that the postseason experience and overall success late in the campaign will help his program in the long run.
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“Yeah, I don’t know that you can quantify all of the things that have transpired and how it helped you grow,” Williams said. “You can only attain wisdom through experience and the experience that we’ve had. … But man, all of the things that we went through can only help us and I think that through all of that work, you kind of — it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to win more games. But you start at a different level in regards to the experience and their understanding.”