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Thursday, June 26, 2014
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Robinson could follow in dad's footsteps

Weekly Summer Edition MichiganDailycom

Daily Sports Writer
The last time Glenn Robinson
III was in New York, he took center
,,.stage. The former Michigan for-
ward scored17points against Stan-
ford and helped the Wolverines ice
the win down the stretch in the
Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invita-
tional at the Barclays Center in late
Thursday night, he'll be the
talk of the Barclays Center for the
NBA Draft at some point in the
night, but that point in time is still
Though some experts said he
could have been a first-round pick
yin last year's draft, Robinson elect-
ed to return for his sophomore
season. Inconsistency plagued him
throughout the year, and he wasn't
the leading force of Michigan's
offense many expected he would
be. Still, despite some struggles,

Robinson still has head-turning
ability that a lot of NBA general
managers would love.
WHAT WE KNOW: Robinson
was the Wolverines' most gifted
athlete but was never able to show-
case his full potential in Michigan
coach John Beilein's offense. Dur-
ing his freshman year, Robinson
was forced to play the '4' due to the
team's lack of size. He took on the
role, averaging 11 points per game
in his first year and helping the
Wolverines reach the Final Four.
Robinson skipped out on the
draft last year in part because he
thoughtifhe returnedhe could play
his natural '3' position. But with
sophomore forward Mitch McGary
injured, Robinson was relegated to
his less-preferred '4' spot for most
of the year. Robinson admitted he
became more comfortable at that
spot as the year went on, and his
numbers proved it. He averaged
more than 13 points per game and

shot 48.8 percent from the field
during his sophomore campaign.
Had he entered the draft fol-
lowing his freshman year, he likely
would have been guaranteed to
go in the first round. But since
sticking around for a second year
at Michigan, his draft stock has
slipped. ESPN NBA Insider Chad
Ford predicted Robinson going
15th in a preseason mock draft.
Ford has Robinson going 31st in his
latest predictions.
Robinson has had workouts with
the Los Angeles Clippers, Mem-
phis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors,
Utah Jazz, San Antonio Spurs and
Chicago Bulls over the last month.
Robinson to go late in the first
round or be one of the first picks in
the second round.
We can expect that the team
that will draft him has plans to use
him at the '3' and let him showcase
all his skills. However, one of Rob-

inson's strengths is the fact thathis
6-foot-6, 220-pound frame gives
him the flexibility to fill in down
low. This means a team may take
him and not have him play solely at
the '3' position.
His inconsistent play and com-
fort taking a backseat to Nik Staus-
kas this past season may concern
some NBA front offices, but his raw
athleticism has many scouts drool-
ing over his potential at the next
SPOTS: While Robinson won't
hear his name called first, like his
father, Glenn Robinson, Jr., did in
the 1994 draft, he still might end
up in the same city where his dad
started his career - Milwaukee.
Los Angeles Clippers: The Clip-
pers have the 28th pick and could
pick Robinson up iftheyhave plans
of seeing him and Chris Paul pair
up on the floor. Robinson could
have an immediate impact in Los
Angeles - their current starting
small forward is 34-year-old Matt
Barnes who averaged less than 10
points duringthe regular season.
San Antonio Spurs: There's no
doubt that Robinson would love to
start his career with the defending
champions. Spurs small forward
Kawhi Leonard said he is confi-
dent that he'll agree to a contract
extension with the Spurs, but if he
doesn't, he'd be a restricted free
agent after next season. Regardless

of Leonard staying, San Antonio
coach Gregg Popovich could find
a way to work Robinson into the
lineup as he's proven to do with all
sorts of players during his coaching
career; and Robinson would work
well with a group of guys charac-
terized by their selfless, team-first
attitude. The Spurs have the 30th
pick in the first round.
Milwaukee Bucks: The Bucks
are in desperate need of help after
finishing with the league's worst
record last season at 15-67. Rob-
inson has ties with the team who
drafted his dad and where the elder
Robinson played for eight seasons.
Milwaukee's opening-game starter
at small forward, Caron Butler, was
bought out and later signed by the
Oklahoma City Thunder in Feb-
ruary, so Robinson could imme-
diately come in and play a major
role. The Bucks have the 2nd, 31st
and 36th pick but would likely need
to grab Robinson with the 31st to
make sure he's still available.
PREDICTION: Robinson fol-
lows in his father's footsteps and
gets drafted by the Bucks with the
31st overall pick. Robinson would
work great with Popovich in San
Antonio, but assuming Leonard
gets locked up, the Spurs don't need
another small forward. Of all the
teams eyeing Robinson, Milwaukee
is in need of the most immediate
impact, and Robinson offers them
instant bang for their buck.

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McGary await selections in
2014 NBA Draft
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Joyce Coffee, managing director of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, speaks at the Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region
Conference at Kahn Auditorium Tuesday.
Great Lakes conference talks
climate concerns in region

faces lack
of housing
for fall term
Some returning
students asked to
give up spaces in
residence halls
Editor in Chief
About 300 students return-
ing to campus this fall could
be asked to give up their resi-
dence hall room assignments
in exchange for an off-campus
option organized through the
University's housing office.
Housing officials announced
the voluntary program Monday
as an effort to accommodate a
larger than anticipated incom-
ing freshman class. A University
press release stated there could
be several hundred more new
students on campus for Fall 2Q14
than the original estimate of
Ted Spencer, associate vice
provost and executive director
of the Office of Undergraduate
Admissions, wrote in an e-mail
statement Tuesday that it was
too early to definitively say what
caused the increases.
In the release, University
Housing Director Linda New-
man stated the University feels
it is important freshmen are
allowed the opportunity to live
on campus in order to ease the
transition to college.
"We hope our returning resi-
dence hall students will appre-
ciate this unique opportunity
to use their Housing contract
to live in a nearby apartment,"
Newman stated.
Newly admitted freshmen
who meet application deadlines
and follow the correct proce-
See HOUSING, Page 3


held a
sity T
on issu
Great I
ers an
on th
and pu
one of1

eynote speaker ence, also released a report a 13
page report Tuesday at the con-
mphasizes role ference on the impacts of recent
climate developments and trans-
private, public formations on the Great Lakes
and surrounding area based on
tors in solution a synthesis of national climate
change assessments. The GLISA
By EMMA KERR report was a federally funded col-
Daily StaffReporter laboration between the University
of Michigan and Michigan State
University's Graham University.
nability Institute, in In a press release, GLISA pro-
'rship with the Kresge gram manager Elizabeth Gibbons
ation and Great Lakes stated the organization's hope was
ation Assessment for Cities, thatthe report would demonstrate
conference at the Univer- the need for communities to begin
uesday through Thursday thinking about how they interact
tes of climate change in the with issues of climate change.
Lakes region. "The impacts of climate change
conference included speak- are already being felt and will only
nd sessions focused both increase in the years and decades
e amount of resources in to come," Gibbons wrote.
gan to combat potential The keynote speaker at the con-
s to the Great Lakes from ference, Joyce Coffee, managing
e change in both the private director of the Notre Dame Global
iblic sectors, as well as the Adaptation Index, spoke on the
ance of localized move- issue of climate change and adap-
to affect individual change. tive action through the different
Great Lakes Integrated options available to local govern-
es and Assessments Center, ment, corporations and nonprof-
the sponsors of the confer- its. She discussed what drives

leaders in these sectors to take
environmental action, and how
research can become impactful
and effect real change in the Great
Lakes region.
According to Coffee, 70 per-
cent of the corporations believe
that climate disruption is a risk to
their supply and value chains and
90 percent of companies note that
sustainability is a part of business
strategy. Coffee argued it is thus
in the best interest of corporation,
both for the stability of their prod-
uct and the satisfaction of their
customers, to take action toward
environmental adaptation.
"Climate change is the humani-
tarian crisis of our time," she said.
She emphasized that an
increase in natural disasters
results in significant fiscal losses
for companies that rely on global
Beyond the business sector, she
also said local governments and
cities stand to see a more finan-
cially strained future due to cli-
mate change, specifically in the
Great Lakes region, and urged
them to start dealing with these
See CLIMATE, Page 2

Glenn Robinson 11 is projected as a fringe first-rounder in Thursday's NBA Draft.

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