Shiloh Robinson

Shiloh Robinson has a pair of scholarship offers despite missing all of last season due to injury. He hopes to add more now that he's back at full strength.

Shiloh Robinson received his first scholarship offer from Division II UNK over a year ago. His second came Sunday from NAIA II Doane University, which offered him a full scholarship, rare for that level.

Robinson returned to the basketball court at full strength this spring after missing the entire high school season with a broken wrist he suffered in June 2017.

The 6-foot-6.5 inch, 205-pound forward has made an impact for his AAU team, Powerhouse Nebraska.

"I've been focusing a lot on shooting and being able to knock down a consistent 3-point shot," Robinson said. "Also my ball-handling is something that I'm working on so I can get a rebound and make good decisions in transition."​

Robinson and his Power House Nebraska teammates will attend tournaments in Atlanta, Los Angeles and Las Vegas over the next three weeks.

"We want to win every game that we should and knock off a team that we are not expected to beat," Robinson said.

Robinson is more than happy with the scholarship offers he has, but like any high school basketball player at high level, he wants more.

"I am hoping to get an offer from a Division I school. That is my dream," Robinson said. "At the same time, I just want to play well and be consistent. If I do that, then we will be successful."

Division I schools have shown interest in Robinson though none have offered him a scholarship yet.

"Idaho has shown a lot of interest, UNO has shown some interest and I'm hearing from South Dakota a little bit, along with Texas Rio Grande Valley."

Robinson is excited to get back on the court with his Kearney teammates in the winter. The last time Robinson played in a meaningful high school game was the 2017 Class Astate semifinals.

"Our aspirations are to make it to state and win a state championship," he said.

Kearney will be in a new conference next season, moving from the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference (GNAC) to the Heartland Athletic Conference (HAC).

"Being new members to the HAC we want to win our conference like we did in the GNAC," Robinson said.

Robinson will take his time when it comes to making a college decision. He is young for his grade, so he could reclassify and attend a prep school.

"I most likely will wait until after the high school season," Robinson said. "I could reclassify if I really wanted to, but I'm not sure that is what I want to do."

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