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Report: Duncan Robinson signs two-way deal with Miami Heat

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Robinson now gets the opportunity to be the first D-III player to play in the NBA since Devean George.

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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.

As mentioned several times over the NBA Summer League updates, few saw this coming less than a year ago. Robinson was an inconsistent gunner and a defensive liability at some points last year.

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.

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).

NOTES:

  • 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).