Chiozza, Robinson shine for Washington Wizards

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Former Gators Chris Chiozza and Devin Robinson are back playing together in summer league for the Washington Wizards.

And in the words of Peaches and Herb, reunited never felt so good.

Robinson had a team-high 24 points in 9 of 18 shooting for the Washington Wizards in their 95-90 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, while Chiozza posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 assists.

The 6-foot-8 Robinson did miss a 3-point attempt that could have tied the game in the closing minutes, but otherwise dominated the game with his all-around athleticism on both ends of the floor.

“We believe in Devin,” Wizards summer league coach Ryan Richman told reporters following the game. “That’s the key. I think he knows we believe in him and we want to put him in situations that show that.”

Robinson was on a two-way contract with the Wizards and their G-League affiliate in Delaware last appearing, appearing in one NBA game with the big club. This summer, Robinson is hoping to make an impressive showing to land on Washington’s 12-man roster.

For Chiozza, UF’s all-time assist leader, the goal is to try to replace Robinson as Washington’s two-way player. After finishing with 5 points, 5 assists and 6 turnovers in his first summer league game, Chiozza improved in his second summer contest. Of note was Chiozza’s perimeter shooting as he went 2 of 5 from 3-point range, including a contested 3-pointer in the face of Spurs first-round pick and former Miami standout Lonnie Walker.

In other summer league action, former Gator forward Dorian Finney-Smith had 14 points and 7 rebounds for the Dallas Mavericks in their 81-78 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Former Gator swingman Egor Koulechov did not play in Minnesota’s opening summer league game Sunday against the Toronto Raptors.

 

9 COMMENTS

  1. Chiozza should have started about halfway through his frosh season. Instead we had to endure the Kasey Hill abomination. Hill was notorious for being one of the worst shooters Gator fans can remember — and, consistently hitting the BOTTOM of the rim on layups.

    Certainly, regarding playing time, White stuck it to Cheez, big time. Just one of the reasons I’m not a White supporter.

  2. bf- this article has absolutely nothing to do with Kasey Hill…So why are you beating a dead horse?
    Let’s leave the KH debacle where it belongs..in the past…
    I’m not a big Kasey Hill supporter bcuz I felt that he was a stud high school but was a big disappointment at UF for the simple fact that he was turn over prone and couldn’t shook the rock to save his life.

    It’s is about “Cheez” and “DRob”. I expect to see these two former gators on active rosters next season…

    • Actually, Kasey Hill was an outstanding defensive player, much better than Chizz was and is. Chizz could make steals by reading and stepping into passing lanes (i.e. Missouri game last year), but he was not a very good on the ball defensive player. Hill was a shut down point guard, defensively. He was just a liability when the Gators had the ball, unfortunately, about fifty percent of the time. But the Hill and Chizz combination at point guard helped White and the Gators reach the final 8, falling just short of the final four. And I bet he is making a lot more money that the most of us playing pro basketball somewhere as a point guard.

  3. Kasey Hill at Times was electric but couldn’t hit free throws and layups at clutch time. He was a great leader and teammate so do I hate him absolutely not just looking forward to the future. And Mike White Had a lot to do with Cheses improvement as a player.