Wizards sign undrafted Virginia Tech guard Justin Robinson
The Washington Wizards have signed undrafted Virginia Tech Hokies guard Justin Robinson.
The Athletic senior lead NBA insider Shams Charania confirmed the development on June 20.
Sources: Undrafted Virginia Tech guard Justin Robinson has agreed to a multiyear deal with the Washington Wizards, with substantial guarantee.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 21, 2019
According to the Wizards’ official website, Robinson participated in a pre-draft workout with the team on June 7.
The 6’2″, 195-pound Robinson suited up in 24 games for the Hokies during his senior year last season. He averaged 13.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game, per the Wizards’ official website.
In addition, HoopsHype’s Bryan Kalbrosky says Robinson “twice finished Top 5 among all players in the Atlantic Coast Conference for the most assists per game.”
For his part, Justin Robinson gave Kalbrosky feedback on how NBA scouts have sized up his game.
They all like that I can run a team, create for others, and be an extension of the coach on the court. I know my niche in the league and know who I can play and won’t play out my role and be somebody that I’m not.
They also like that I’m a sneaky shooter. I’ve proven during my college career that I can shoot at a high clip and I think that will translate well to the NBA and I’ll knock down open shots.
🚨 BREAKING 🚨
The Washington Wizards have signed undrafted guard Justin Robinson from Virginia Tech to a multi-year deal pic.twitter.com/8vUDaO7qVP
— BREAKING Basketball (@ReportedNBANews) June 21, 2019
From the looks of things, Robinson can compete for the main backup role behind John Wall at the 1 spot. Here’s hoping Robinson can flourish in Wizards head coach Scott Brooks’ system next season.