Duncan Robinson’s amazing journey takes its next step.
He signed a two-way deal Tuesday with the Miami Heat for the 2018-19 season, as reported by The Athletic’s Michael Scotto.
The Miami Heat and Duncan Robinson (Michigan) have agreed to a one-year, 2-way deal, league sources told The Athletic. Robinson, who attended Williams Ephs before Michigan, will have the opportunity to become the first D-III player since Devean George to play in the NBA.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) July 10, 2018
Flash forward to now and Robinson has averaged 12.4 points a game on 61 percent shooting from his three’s over five Summer League games.
This validates what is possibly John Beilein’s most impressive development project. 3-star Trey Burke to Naismith winner? 2-star Caris Levert to first-round draft pick?
Turning a D-III transfer from the NESCAC’s William Ephs into a professional contributor pales the other accomplishments. This is where the Beilein-Luke Yaklich marriage leads, apparently.
The shooting is obviously his calling card but its plays like this that will likely catch eyes for Duncan Robinson. pic.twitter.com/lGYFz3MKl0— Couper Moorhead (@CoupNBA) July 7, 2018
As Scotto stated, Robinson has the chance to be the first D-III player since Devean George to play in the NBA. The former Augsburg Auggie turned Los Angeles Laker averaged 5.6 points and 3.1 boards in his career.
Robinson resumes Summer League play with Derrick Walton Jr. and the Heat today (4:30 p.m., ESPNU).
- D.J. Wilson rediscovered his offense yesterday in the Milwaukee Bucks’ 90-83 loss to the Denver Nuggets. He tallied 18 points on 14 shots, including three from deep. He also gobbled six rebounds and dished out three assists.
- Caris Levert continues to sit for the Brooklyn Nets. As reported by CBS Sports, Levert may not play at all in Las Vegas, signaling he may be just working on his game.
- Mo Wagner and the Lakers hit UNLV’s Thomas and Mack Center for a night tilt against the New York Knicks (8:30 p.m., ESPN2).