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Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 08/21/2011

DeMatha guard James Robinson commits to Pittsburgh

DeMatha guard James Robinson , a second-team All-Met this past winter, committed to play for Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Robinson, a 6-foot-2 rising senior, also considered scholarship offers from Notre Dame, Virginia and Miami.

“He feels it’s the best situation for him,” DeMatha Coach Mike Jones said. “The style of play fits him perfectly. It’s close enough to home, but far enough away. The academic situation is tremendous. He can win there. His family, they have a list, that Pittsburgh pretty much fits.”

Robinson had taken an unofficial visit to Pittsburgh on Saturday with his parents, then returned home late Saturday night before phoning the Panthers on Sunday to inform them of his decision.

“It was a tough decision,” Robinson said. “They were interested in me since ninth grade. Pat Skerry was pretty much the only one recruiting me from Pitt and when he went to Towson [this spring] Coach [Jamie] Dixon took over and that was big for me, for the head coach to be showing that interest.”

DeMatha’s other top prospect in the rising senior class, forward Jerami Grant, is visiting Texas and Oklahoma this weekend and is scheduled to visit Rutgers next weekend, Jones said.

“He went to Texas Friday-Saturday, then Oklahoma [Saturday] night and [Sunday], he and his dad went out.” Jones said. “I know he wants to narrow it down soon. Narrow it all the way down to one? I don’t know. He wants to get something done before it gets too far into the school year.”

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