The Toronto Raptors Tuesday announced that they have officially signed Devin Robinson along with Oshae Brissett and Sagaba Konate.
Official: Raptors sign @drob7nson, @Obrissy and @Sagaba50. #WeTheNorth- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) July 23, 2019
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Per TSN's Josh Lewenberg, each deal is an Exhibit 10 contract, which includes a training camp invite and an opportunity to compete for a roster spot. Even if they do not crack the Raptors' roster of 15, should any of the players join the franchise's G League affiliate in Mississauga and spend a certain amount of time with the team, they would stand to earn a bonus.
We've learned about Brissett and Konate, but who is Devin Robinson? Here are some fast facts on the Raptors' training camp invitee.
Robinson was born on March 7, 1995, in Chesterfield, VA.
He played his prep ball at Christchurch School in Christchurch, VA, where, as a senior, he earned Virginia Prep League Player of the Year honours after averaging 24 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks and two assists to lead his team to a 20-9 record.
According to ESPN, Robinson was Virginia's top-ranked recruit for the class of 2014 and 23rd nationally. He elected to play his college ball at the University of Florida, choosing the Gators over Connecticut, Indiana, Notre Dame and Oklahoma State.
Robinson spent three seasons at Florida, becoming a full-time starter in his junior year.
As a freshman, he started in 18 of 33 games and posted averages of 6.4 points and 2.8 rebounds while playing in 19.0 minutes per game; he would earn SEC All-Freshman honours through his play in the 2014-15 season.
Robinson showed continuous growth throughout his college career, increasing his production to 11.1 points and 6.1 rebounds while shooting 47.5% from the field and 39.1% from deep in his junior season.
In 2017, he decided to forego his senior year of college and enter the NBA Draft.
After going undrafted, Robinson joined the Washington Wizards in the 2017 NBA Summer League; he impressed the Wizards brass enough to earn a two-way contract with the team.
In his rookie year, Robinson appeared in 44 G League games with the Delaware 87ers (42) and Westchester Knicks (2), posting averages of 13.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists on 50.1% shooting from the field and 38.1% shooting from deep. In his lone appearance with the Wizards as a rookie, Robinson saw 13 minutes of action, scored two points and grabbed five rebounds.
He would again participate with the Wizards in the 2018 NBA Summer League and again impressed as he averaged over 19 points per game.
Last season, Robinson averaged 19.9 points (on 55.0% shooting) and 8.2 rebounds over 22 games with the Capital City Go-Go. He appeared in seven games with the Wizards in the 2018-19 season, averaging 6.7 points and 2.9 rebounds while playing just under 14 minutes per game.
Robinson scored a career-high 14 points in 30 minutes of action in the Wizards' season finale against the Celtics.
He spent the 2019 Summer League with the Portland Trail Blazers, averaging 9.6 points (on 53.3% shooting) and 5.0 rebounds in five games.
What He Brings
Robinson is a 6-foot-8 forward that brings both length and athleticism that he uses to make plenty of above the rim highlights.
Although his efficiency took a dip last season, Robinson has shown the ability to knock down the 3-ball at an efficient clip as he connected on over 38% of his attempts in his first year in the G League. Last season, he used his athleticism to his advantage to run the floor and slash to score nearly 20 points per game in the G League while shooting 55.0% from the field.
At just 24, Robinson now works under the development of the Raptors coaching staff, who has the capability to tap into his potential as an impact player in the league.