According to Yahoo Sports reporter Kevin Smith, former TCU point guard Alex Robinson has signed a camp deal with the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers.
Per league sources: The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Alex Robinson. Robinson went undrafted out of TCU at the 2019 NBA Draft and played Summer League with the Sacramento Kings. The contract is expected to be a partial or non-guaranteed camp deal.— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) August 21, 2019
Robinson, who started his career at Texas A&M after a stellar high school run at Mansfield Timberview, transferred to TCU after his first season, where he spent the next three years piling up stats and records.
Following in the footsteps of his mom, Darla, Robinson became one of the greatest passers in Horned Frog history as he led the offense during their three most successful years to date of the 21st century.
Robinson became eligible, after sitting out a redshirt year, just in time for the start of the Jamie Dixon era in Fort Worth. In his first season, he was a critical player on TCU’s NIT Championship squad, and as a junior, he led the Horned Frogs to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in two decades. Last season, Robinson became the Frogs’ single-season and career assist leader, finishing in the top ten in the country with 6.9 per game. He was also a thousand point scorer in his time at TCU, eclipsing the 1,200 point mark in three seasons.
A successful Summer League run with the Sacramento Kings opened up doors for the 6’1” ball-handling wizard, who also competed in the G League showcase a couple weeks back in Chicago. His deal is expected to be of the two-way, partially guaranteed, variety. If Robinson were to make the Cavs squad, he would be following in the footsteps of his former teammate - Kenrich Williams went from undrafted to a starter on the New Orleans Pelicans over the course of a single season.
The Cavs were not very good last season after watching some guy named LeBron James leave for Los Angeles; Cleveland went 19-63 in 2018-2019, finishing 14th in the Eastern Conference. He will be competing with second-year pro Collin Sexton, rookie Darius Garland, and eighth year pro Brandon Knight for a roster spot.