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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Welcome to the Wizards Rui Hachimura.
In his first action as a Washington Wizard, the first-round draft pick brought home some hardware after being named to the All-NBA Summer League Second Team.
Hachimura showed out in a Summer League that was headlined by which stars were not playing on the court. In his final contest against the Atlanta Hawks, Hachimura dominated the court.
Playing a total of three games in Las Vegas, he averaged 19.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks. Those stats paired with a 2-1 record in the games he played garnered the Second Team honor.
He was joined by Chris Boucher (Toronto), Jaxson Hayes (New Orleans), Anfernee Simons (Portland) and Lonie Walker IV (San Antonio) on the Second Team.
The Gonzaga product is looking to become the best Japanese player to step onto an NBA basketball court and, although it is a small sample size, he showed some major potential in his limited action.
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Washington Mystics guard Kristi Toliver is a WNBA All-Star once again.
Toliver was named an All-Star reserve on Monday as selected by the league's coaches. She joins Elena Delle Donne, who was named a captain of one of the two teams, and head coach Mike Thibault as representatives from the Mystics.
This selection gives Toliver, 5-7, the third honor of her career and the second with Washington. Last year en route to the franchise's first WNBA Finals appearance Toliver was named an All-Star. She also got the nod in 2013 when she played with the Los Angeles Sparks.
Through 15 games, Toliver is averaging 12.1 points and is second in the league with 5.7 assists per game, which is also on pace for a career-high.
She is shooting at a career-best .497 clip and is looking as explosive as ever at 32-years-old. With her and Delle Donne, the Mystics are 9-6 and second in the Eastern Conference.
In the offseason, Toliver is also an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards. Often she worked on the player development side of the staff and closely with Bradley Beal.
Delle Donne will have the first choice of selection in the All-Star game draft. As a reserve, Toliver cannot be selected until after the starters are chosen.
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