The Washington Wizards hold the 52nd overall pick in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft. Who will they take? Here is the latest in our series on draft prospects projected to be picked around where the Wizards will select. Check back for more as we continue to get closer to the draft...
Name: Devin Robinson
Position: Power forward
2016/17 stats: 11.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 0.6 apg, 0.9 spg, 0.8 bpg, 47.5 FG%, 39.1 3PT% (1.2 3P/3.1 3PA), 72.3 FT%
Projections: DraftExpress 49th, NBADraft.net N/A
5 things to know:
*Robinson had a great NBA Combine. He measured in at a full 6-foot-7 and 6-foot-8 1/2 in shoes with a 7-1 winspan. He will, however, likely need to gain some muscle. He's 190 pounds, which is pretty light for 6-foot-8.
*He has a 41.5-inch vertical leap and 35.5-inch no step vertical, which are both in the 98th percentile in the combine's history, according to Draft Express. Only four players 6-foot-7 or taller have jumped like that at the combine, Vince Carter among them. Don't be surprised if we see Robinson in the dunk contest some day.
*He's not a prolific scorer, as he averaged 8.9 points in three seasons at Florida and a career-high 11.1 points as a junior this past year. When he did score, he was efficient. He shot 47.5 percent from the field as a junior and improved that percentage in each of his three college seasons.
*Robinson also made leaps in his three-point percentage each year, peaking at 39.1 percent as a junior. That's not extraordinary, but definitely good for a power forward. Over his last 17 games with the Gators, he shot 45.3 percent from three on 3.8 attempts per game. If Robinson can hit threes at the NBA level, that will change his outlook considerably.
*A native of Chesterfield, Va., Robinson went to high school about an hour east of Richmond.
Fit with Wizards: The Wizards do have some depth at the power forward position with Markieff Morris and Jason Smith. But Robinson would immediately be their most athletic big man. That might be intriguing for them, as Robinson seems like a good fit for their up-tempo style as a guy who can run the floor and finish above the rim.
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