Alex Robinson’s basketball career is far from over, and now we know where he will get his professional start.
The Sacramento Kings will be bringing Alex Robinson, undrafted 6'1 point guard out of TCU, to summer league. Robinson averaged 12.5 points and 6.9 assists per game last season.— Mark Deeks (@MarkDeeksNBA) June 21, 2019
Robinson will join the Sacrament Kings’ Summer League squad, a unit that will likely feature second round draft picks Justin James of Wyoming, Kyle Guy of Virginia, and possibly Serbian Vanja Marinkovic. The Kings have also reportedly added Auburn star Bryce Brown. Young players currently on the roster, such as Frank Mason, Caleb Swanigan, Harry Giles, and Wenyen Gabriel could also see time in Las Vegas.
Robinson was a three year starter for the Horned Frogs, leading the squad to two NIT Tournament berths - including a championship - and the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance in 20 years. He started 89 games, appearing in 107, averaging 11.2 points and 6.3 assists in 33.3 minutes after returning to Fort Worth after a freshman season at Texas A&M. The TCU record holder for assists in a game (17), assists in a season (254), and career assists (672), Robinson is an established floor general and play-maker with the ball in his hands. He is as creative a passer as you will floor in this year’s draft class, and sees the floor at an extraordinarily high level. Questions about his size and ability to hold up on the defensive end at the next level will follow him as he makes his professional debut, but if he shows he can shoot three pointers at a high enough level (career 32.4% from deep) and improve from the free throw line (62.5% career, 65.2% as a senior), he is a strong candidate for a G League contract.
Your first chance to catch A Rob with the Summer League Kings will be July 1st, when Sacramento hosts a three day, four team tournament at the Golden 1 Center. The Kings will see the Warriors, Heat, and Lakers in a pool play style event.