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Villanova Basketball 2021 Player Recap: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

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In his final year on the Main Line, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl became a go-to star for the ‘Cats.

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Jeremiah Robinson-Earl’s Career Stats

SEASON GP GS MIN FG FG% 3PT 3P% FT FT% OR DR REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS
SEASON GP GS MIN FG FG% 3PT 3P% FT FT% OR DR REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS
2019-20 31 31 32.7 3.6-8.0 45.4 0.7-2.1 32.8 2.5-3.1 81.4 2.5 6.8 9.4 1.9 0.5 1.1 2.3 2.2 10.5
2020-21 25 25 34.5 6.2-12.5 49.7 0.9-3.3 28 2.4-3.4 71.4 2.5 6 8.5 2.2 0.6 1 2.3 1.6 15.7

The breakdown

Coming off a freshman season where he averaged 10.5 points/9.4 rebounds per game and captured Big East Freshman of the Year honors, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl was tasked this year with shouldering a lot of load for a Villanova offense prone to scoring droughts.

This season, the 6’9 sophomore averaged 15.7 points and an impressive 8.5 rebounds per game this season - including a number of monstrous performances on the road. Robinson-Earl tallied 19 points in a major win at Texas and 23 points against a desperate Seton Hall team in late January.

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl finished this season ranked top-10 in the Big East in %min and top-10 in %shots. His final FG% of 49% was the best on the team and JRE wrapped up the year as Villanova’s leader in average scoring, rebounding, steals, and assists - a true Renaissance man.

Despite his relatively short stay on the Main Line, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl will be fondly remembered by Villanova fans for his poise, maturity, and ridiculous post-game. On a roster (and in a program) more or less defined by its guards, Robinson-Earl carved out an invaluable role with his consistency, creativity, and versatility under the basket. His court vision and passing ability provided the Villanova offense with a vital inside/outside option and his mid-range game and footwork kept his defenders on skates.

Looking Ahead

As expected, Robinson-Earl recently announced that he would be leaving Villanova to pursue an NBA career. There is still a lot of volatility in the NBA draft predictions floating around but Jeremiah Robinson-Earl likely projects to be a second round pick with an outside shot of being scooped up late in the first. He is indisputably undersized for the NBA - especially as a stretch five - but has shown flashes from outside. If he can develop a little more consistency from deep (he finished the year shooting 28% on 82 attempts), he could fill a nice role on a team looking for a versatile two-way player.