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West Springfield All-Met guard April Robinson picks Duquesne

Choosing a college is often about comfort — and that’s exact how West Springfield All-Met guard April Robinson felt when she visited Duquesne’s campus in late September. She had a good vibe about the players, the coach and the Pittsburgh school.

Compared to her official visit to Richmond only weeks before, which she enjoyed, Duquesne just felt right. “I felt comfortable academically and on a basketball level,” Robinson said Wednesday.

“I feel really confident with [Suzie McConnell-Serio] being my future coach,” she added. “I just really love the girls and the girls really made me comfortable on my official visit.”

Robinson was also considering offers from American and William & Mary.

Last winter, Robinson was the Spartans’ leading scorer with 15.1 points per game. She was the 5-foot-8 engine that guided the Spartans’ defense, which yielded just 36 points per game last season on the way to the team’s first Northern Region title since 2004 and the Virginia AAA semifinals.

Robinson, the final returning All-Met girls’ basketball upperclassman to commit, said she is relieved the recruiting process is over. “Now that it over I can focus on high school ball and my academics,” she said.

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010 and, prior to covering the Nationals, covered high school sports across the region.



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