Jamal Robinson is 6-foot-four-inch, 201 pounds of rebounding terror.

Coming from Proviso East high school, he not only has two state championships under his belt but was a highly regarded prospect.

After sitting out last year under the NCAA Prop 48 rule, Robinson is back this season to make a huge splash in the Mid-Con.

Projected as the Mid-Con Newcomer of the Year award winner this season, Robinson has quite a few expectations to live up to.

“He was a premier player in high school,” Hammel said. “But it remains to be seen how good a player he can be. He has all the tools and he has a tremendous desire to win. It’s probably his biggest asset.”

Nicknamed “Tree,” Robinson is a 6-7 forward in a 6-4 body. In his senior year, Robinson averaged 15.5 points a game on 211-of-355 (.594) field goal shooting while pulling down 368 (11.2 average per game) rebounds.

Robinson also has quite a large trophy case.

He was listed on “Basketball Weekly’s” Honorable Mention All-America unit as one of the top 50 Prep players in the nation.

He was voted consensus All-Stater and made pretty much first team all-state or all-area everything. Finished third in IBCA Mr. Illinois Basketball balloting and led PEHS to a 33-0 season and second straight Class AA state title in 1992-93. That same year he was voted Co-captain and Most Valuable Senior by his teammates.

The addition of Robinson will certainly help the Huskies in their bid to claim the Mid-Con crown.