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No. 1 2026 recruit Jerzy Robinson knows what she wants in landing spot

Talia-HS-white-300x300by:Talia Goodman06/09/24


ATLANTA Jerzy Robinson, the No. 1 player in the 2026 class, is still completely wide open when it comes to her recruitment. And she’s taking her time with the decision, she told On3.

But she knows what she wants in a landing spot. 

“Their offensive play style, how we’re doing in tournaments and coaching,” Robinson said of what she looks for in a program. “Other players that are coming in, but also the support system and building me as a woman in this world. I want faithful people and a faithful organization.” 

While Robinson isn’t able to take any visits yet, she noted that UConn, South Carolina and LSU are schools that have stood out to her so far. Robinson will play for USA Basketball’s U17 team this July and Overtime Select, a new women’s basketball league for top recruits, this August. 

Will NIL play into Jerzy Robinson’s recruitment?

The 6-0 guard hails from the West Coast and recently transferred from Desert Vista in Arizona to Sierra Canyon in California to pursue more NIL opportunities. 

“I think there’s many pros and cons to [NIL] at this point,” Robinson said. “It’s a little early on. I think like a lot of people say, keep the main thing the main thing and the NIL stuff will come. I’m not choosing a college solely based on NIL, but that’s obviously a very good benefit that I’m interested in. I want to make sure it’s 100% well-rounded.”

The rising junior has already signed an NIL deal with Nike – a deal that she views as life-changing. 

“Being able to sign with Nike at 15 [years old] has just changed my life,” Robinson said. “Sometimes you have to take risks, but the reward is always greater. I still don’t believe it’s real. All the time, the hard work, the testimony, the struggle, the sacrifice and the tears – it just all comes to fruition and to be able to be signed by Nike has just changed my life.”

Because of her success already with NIL and her more than 44,000 social media followers, Jerzy Robinson has the fifth-highest On3 NIL Valuation in women’s high school basketball.

The On3 NIL Valuation is calculated by combining roster value and personal NIL. Roster Value is the value an athlete has by being a member of his or her team at his or her school, which factors into the role of NIL collectives. NIL in an athlete’s name, image and likeness and the value it could bring to regional and national brands outside of the scope of NIL collectives.