OMAHA, Neb. — Head coach Derrin Hansen announced Tuesday that Darrius Hughes and Lamel Robinson have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Omaha men’s basketball program in 2019-20.
“We’re thrilled to announce the signings of Darrius Hughes and Lamel Robinson to the Maverick program,” Hansen said. “They will be an outstanding addition to our team next year, and we look forward to welcoming them and their families to Omaha.”
G – 6-6 – 235 – Kansas City, Mo. (Rockhurst)
Hughes has been a three-year letterwinner for Coach Pete Campbell at Rockhurst High School, where he ranks as the No. 7 player in the state of Missouri according to PrepHoops.com. As a junior, Hughes averaged 12.0 points per game and earned all-district accolades en route to a 21-3 team record and a district championship. As a sophomore, he averaged 10.0 points per game.
“Darrius has a skill set that fits perfectly with our style of play, as he is comfortable on the floor inside and on the perimeter, both offensively and defensively,” Hansen said. “He brings the versatility we need in this class. Darrius comes from a tremendous program at Rockhurst High School, and we look forward to getting him on campus and seeing him develop throughout his career.”
G – 6-0 – 160 – Riverside, Mo. (Park Hill South)
Robinson has been a three-year letterwinner for Coach Daniel Parra at Park Hill South High School. A two-time first-team all-state selection and a three-time all-conference and all-district honoree, he averaged 23.8 points per game as a junior and 21.3 points per game as a sophomore.
Entering his senior season with 1,495 career points, Robinson needs just 50 more to become Park Hill South’s all-time leading scorer and is already the school’s all-time assists leader with 388 helpers.
“Lamel is a young man of exceptional character, which is of the utmost importance to us,” Hansen said. “He is also a dynamic player on both ends of the floor, which fills an important need in this class, and he fits the style of play that Maverick fans have grown accustomed to. We look forward to coaching Lamel and seeing his progress academically and athletically in our program.”
Hughes and Robinson both play AAU ball for the Team Rush program and Coach Victor Williams, who also coached Maverick guard KJ Robinson.