Former TCU Basketball point guard Alex Robinson made his debut as a member of the Sacramento Kings’ Summer League team Tuesday evening, and made a strong impression in his short time on the court. Though the Kings dropped an 89-88 decision to the Miami Heat’s Summer League squad during the California Classic, Robinson did his best to keep his new team in the game, making his only shot attempt of the evening while dishing five assists in eight minutes of play.
Yes, you read that right - he dropped five dimes in just eight minutes of court time.
Robinson’s only bucket of the night came in the paint, something familiar to Frog fans from his time in Fort Worth, where the PG shined as a finisher in the paint and a creator all over the court for TCU Basketball. One of the national leaders in assists as a senior at TCU, Robinson used his ball handling and superb vision to carry that ability to the next level, finding his new teammates in a variety of ways. He got on the board with just under three minutes remaining in the first quarter, finding Marcus Derrickson behind the arc to break a 12-all tie. Moments later, he hit a cutting Eric Mika for a layup as the opening quarter wound down. He dropped three more dimes in the final stanza as the Kings pulled away, but Sacramento would eventually lose the lead and the game down the stretch.
The California Classic continues for one more day at Golden 1 Arena in Sacramento, when the Kings and Lakers face off in the continuation of a long rivalry on Wednesday. They will then make their way to Las Vegas, where Robinson is expected to have an even larger role with the team. The action picks back up on July 7th for the team, who will play a team from a China to kick off the second stanza of their Summer League play.
Keep it up, Alex!