When talented guard Jerome Robinson heard his name called as the No. 13 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, it marked a huge step in a remarkable journey for him.
Robinson wasn’t even ranked coming out of high school, but he got a chance to prove himself in a power conference at the collegiate level when Boston College rolled the dice on him.
He made the most of the opportunity, as he put together a truly special career at BC.
As a result, he earned his selection as a lottery pick, and he joined the Los Angeles Clippers in 2018.
Unfortunately, his first few seasons at the NBA level didn’t exactly pan out.
After 75 games with the Clippers, Robinson was dealt to the Washington Wizards, where he appeared in 38 games before being waived.
His last appearance in an NBA game came on April 1, 2021.
Where is he now?
Still Working Hard
Robinson is working hard to get back to the NBA and prove that he belongs.
He even got in some offseason work with former teammate Paul George recently.
Paul George and Jerome Robinson putting up 3-pointers during a workout earlier today.
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— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) August 11, 2022
Robinson spent last season with the G League Santa Cruz Warriors (who are affiliated with the Golden State Warriors), and he put together an impressive campaign.
In 17 games as a starter, he averaged 23.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per contest.
Despite being asked to carry a pretty big load, he was solid from an efficiency standpoint in those 17 games as a starter, as he knocked down 46.0 percent of his shots from the field and 34.0 percent of his shots from deep.
For Robinson, that’s a really good sign, as efficiency was a struggle for him during his time in the NBA with the Clippers and Wizards.
Some Warriors fans are hoping to see Robinson play on a two-way deal during the upcoming season, which would give the Boston College product another chance to show the world what he’s got.
If Iguodala retires and Weatherspoon were to earn his way onto the 15-man roster with a good camp showing Robinson could make a lot of sense as a more experienced addition at the two-way spot in Q’s place.
Warriors have had plenty of success so far with reclamation projects.
— GSWCBA (@gswcba) August 1, 2022
Things are trending in the right direction for Robinson, which is great news for a player who is just looking for another shot at the NBA level.
Although Robinson’s career has had some ups and downs since he was drafted in 2018, he was a lottery pick for a reason.
He put the country on notice during his time at Boston College, and his junior year was truly unforgettable.
During his junior season, he averaged 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game while shooting 48.5 percent from the field and 40.9 percent from 3-point range.
He did so while playing in a conference that sent nine teams to the NCAA Tournament.
BC came up short of a bid to the NCAA Tournament during Robinson’s junior season, but he did lead the team to the NIT.
The highlight of the season for Boston College was an upset win over Duke University, a team that was ranked No. 1 at the time.
Boston College upsets #1 Duke 89-84 in an early season ACC battle
Ky Bowman(right) scores 30 points while Jerome Robinson(left) adds 24 of his own. pic.twitter.com/mnUUqbvZho
— WPTS Sports (@WPTSSports) December 9, 2017
Robinson’s junior season (and entire career at BC) originally put him on the map, and today, he’s trying to get back on it.
If he keeps working hard, he may find himself back in the NBA sooner than later.