The Washington Wizards have signed undrafted free agent Justin Robinson of Virginia Tech, NBC Sports Washington has learned.
Robinson was a veteran leader of one of the best Hokies teams of all time, bringing physicality and three-point shooting to Blacksburg. The Wizards clearly saw something they liked in Robinson during his pre-draft workout in Washington.
Here are five things to know about him:
1. A 6-foot-2, 195-pound guard from Virginia Tech, Robinson was a four-year starter for the Hokies. He was a key cog on one of the best teams in school history, averaging 13.5 points, 5.0 assists and 3.2 rebounds this past season.
2. Robinson is a physical player. He is built like a running back and uses his strength against smaller guards. He impressed in a pre-draft workout with the Wizards.
3. He is an excellent three-point shooter. Robinson shot 38.5 percent for his career from the perimeter, improving his percentage each year in school. He shot 41.8 percent as a senior on 4.1 attempts per game.
4. He committed to play for the Hokies because of a unique recruiting pitch from head coach Buzz Williams, Robinson told NBC Sports Washington at his workout with the Wizards. While every other college coach he talked to told him what he wanted to hear, that he would play a lot and the offense would run through him, Williams was honest and told Robinson he wasn't good enough to play in his rotation. Robinson and his family appreciated the honesty so much that he chose to play in Blacksburg.
5. Robinson was born in Manassas, Va. and went to high school in Hagerstown, Md. He was the Gatorade player of the year in Maryland as a senior.
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