Justin Robinson (born October 12, 1997) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Delaware Blue Coats of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Virginia Tech Hokies.
Early life and high school
Robinson grew up in Manassas, Virginia. As a child, his family held season tickets for the Washington Wizards. He originally attended Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Maryland, playing basketball mostly as a reserve player and was a teammate of future NBA player Justin Anderson. He transferred to St. James School, Maryland before his junior year following the resignation of Montrose Christian's head coach, Stu Vetter. He immediately became a starter at St. James and averaged 13 points and six assists per game in his junior season. As a senior, Robinson 21.8 points, 7.7 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game and was named the Washington County Player of the Year, Gatorade Maryland Boys Basketball Player of the Year, and a Parade All-American. He was rated a three-star recruit by ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals.com and committed to play college basketball at Virginia Tech over offers from UNLV and Providence.
Robinson played four seasons for the Virginia Tech Hokies. He entered the starting lineup during his freshman season, averaging 7.3 points and 2.8 assists per game in 35 games (19 starts). In his first full season as a sophomore, Robinson averaged 10.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.2 rebounds per game.As a junior, Robinson averaged 14 points and 5.6 assists (tied for second in the conference) and was named second team All-Atlantic Coast Conference. He averaged 13.5 points, 5.0 assists, and 3.2 rebounds while shooting 41.8% from three in 24 games in his senior season, missing 12 games due to a foot injury. He was named the ACC Player of the Week on January 28, 2019 after scoring 35 points with eight assists in a 78-56 win over Syracuse. Robinson finished his career with 1,383 career points and a school-record 562 assists. He participated in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament following his senior season, averaging 7.7 points and six assists in three games played.
Washington Wizards (2019–2020)
After going undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, Robinson agreed to a three-year contract as an undrafted free agent with the Washington Wizards and was named to the team's Summer League roster. He averaged 8.8 points 4.0 assists in five Summer League games, all starts. Robinson officially signed with the Wizards on July 12, 2019. On October 23, 2019, Robinson made his debut in NBA, coming off from bench in a 100–108 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Robinson averaged 1.4 points per game in nine games. Robinson was waived by the Wizards on January 5, 2020.
Delaware Blue Coats (2020–present)
On January 21, 2020, the Delaware Blue Coats announced that they had acquired Robinson off waivers.
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Robinson's father, Verdell Robinson, played college basketball at the University of Charleston and was the head coach of Manassas Park High School for seven years.