Former Gophers big man Liam Robbins commits to SEC program
Former Minnesota 7-foot center Liam Robbins is heading to the SEC.
On Monday, 247Sports’ Ryan James reported that Robbins has committed to Vanderbilt. The former Minnesota center spent one season with the Gophers before hitting the transfer portal to find a new home. He previously spent two seasons at Drake.
Robbins entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal following the coaching change at Minnesota. The athletic department fired Richard Pitino after eight seasons and hired former Gopher and Pitino assistant Ben Johnson.
Liam Robbins committed to Vanderbilt. Ed Conroy, Liam’s uncle, is also headed to Vanderbilt
— Ryan James (@RyanJamesMN) April 12, 2021
Robbins appeared in 23 of 29 games for the Golden Gophers in his lone season, missing the final six contests due to injury. He averaged 11.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game. The center was a problem on both ends of the floor for many opponents.
With his absence and an injury to Gabe Kalscheur late in the year, Minnesota struggled during a pivotal stretch and played its way out of the NCAA Tournament, finishing with a 14-15 record.
In total, Robbins has played in 88 career college games with 59 starts. He’s averaged 10 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks over three seasons. He’ll still have two years of eligibility to use at Vanderbilt.