Howard adds first commit to class of 2020 with Statesboro standout

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  • Lacy Robins commited to Georgia Southern via Twitter on Sept. 13. 

Michael Smith

New women’s basketball Head Coach Anita Howard earned her first commitment of the 2020 class with Statesboro High School’s Lacy Robins.

Robins, a 6-foot-1 combo guard for the Blue Devils, earned eight total offers over the course of her recruitment, but GS offered her the opportunity to play at the highest level of Division I. 

Robins said the chance to play that “hometown hero” role in front of her parents, especially her father, was huge. He is an inspiration for her work ethic and she credits him for her success.

The young player approaches the game like a coach’s dream student. Unlike most basketball players, she loves and emphasizes not just scoring but the small things that make a team great.

“My favorite part of my game is my defense and my IQ on the court,” she said. “I love passing and I see the court very well.” 

Robins acknowledges she feels most comfortable and dangerous when pushing the pace. Her on-court role model is Candace Parker, Future WNBA Hall of Famer, known for her aggressive approach and offensive variety. 

She believes that Coach Howard and her staff will build up the GS women’s program in the coming years and she wants to be apart of the process.

Robins had a highly decorated 2018 season, including leading her team to a 25-3 regular season record. Her performance in a two point loss in the second round of the State playoffs earned her a nod to the Atlanta Journal Consitution’s All-AAAAA First Team and the All-South Georgia team.

She averaged nearly twenty points a game to go with 5.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists. Robins expects to be just a part of the puzzle going forward as Coach Howard looks to build from last year’s 7-22 season. 

Michael Smith, The George-Anne Sports Reporter,