A summer showcase for former UF standout Robinson

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Philadelphia 76ers' Furkan Korkmaz, center, passes around Washington Wizards' Thomas Bryant, left, and Devin Robinson during the first half of an NBA Summer League basketball game Monday, July 9, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Former Florida forward standout Devin Robinson has been one of the most impressive players in NBA Summer League play at Las Vegas by all accounts.

Robinson is averaging 21.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, shooting 30-of-52 (58 percent) from the floor, in averaging 30.5 minutes per game.

On Wednesday, Robinson went off for 26 points and 11 rebounds for the Washington Wizards.

As the Wizards’ two-way player Robinson spent the majority of the 2017-18 season in the G League.

Hopefully for Robinson, his play will draw a spot on the roster of a NBA team.

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  1. Devin Robinson has all the tools to develop into a solid NBA player….for some reason, he just didn’t live up to the billing at Florida…I don’t know the reason for that..
    Many top basketball recruits that ended up at Florida were never developed correctly. Is it the coaching? or these players were overrated coming out of high school. It just might be a combination of the two.
    He has all the raw tools to be a very good NBA player, in my opinion and he’s just starting to show it.
    I would’ve love to see him avg more than 5 rebounds again but aside from that, he looked really good and natural out there.
    I’ll make a bold prediction and that is: Mr. Robinson will be in the Wizards rotation next year

  2. I think he has added some strength since he has been in the nba. That may have something to do with it. I think there is also a little more motivation to play well when you are trying to get paid. He is shooting for a contract. Also have to take into consideration the competition in the summer league is not as tough as he will see in a regular nba season. He had his moments when he was with the Gators but just did not play consistent night in and night out. Sounds a lot like some current guys on the roster like Jalen Hudson and Kevaughn Allen. If he keeps it up he should make somebody’s roster.

  3. it takes mental toughness to be great, and that isn’t the easiest thing for anyone, let alone these kids. I’m glad to see the progress, and maybe he can help some of the other guys at least indirectly in this category.

    • Maturity is a by-product of life experiences and is an ongoing process. I think most knew he would eventually realize his potential. I wish him the best!

  4. Robinson playing harder now than he ever played at Florida. As for Jalen Hudson, if he plays 2018-19 the way he played last year, he’ll find a nice roster spot overseas in a D-league.

  5. Most highly recruited players doesn’t pan out in college yet alone make it into the NBA… besides UNC, DUKE, and UK… since 2000 i can’t think of a lot of schools that sent more players to the NBA.

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