Duncan Robinson is one player who had to prove himself at the verge of the most vital times in his career before he can move on to the next phase. The young basketballer went undrafted in the 2018 National Basketball Association (NBA) draft but this was not new to him as he also didn’t receive any Division I offers following his impressive high school career. He accepted a Division III offer to play college basketball but soon proved himself to be better than where he was for which some Division II and I colleges made offers to him. Find out more on who this player really is in the paragraphs below.
Who Is Duncan Robinson?
Duncan Robinson is a basketball Shooting guard/small forward who was born on the 22nd of April 1994 in York, Maine to Jeffery (dad) and Elisabeth Robinson (mom). His full name is Duncan McBryde Robinson and he is the youngest of the three children in the family; Martha (sister) and Eli (brother). As a young child, he grew up in New Castle, Rockingham County, New Hampshire where he attended Maude H. Trefethen Elementary School, followed by Rye Junior High School and later The Governor’s Academy where he stood out as an exceptional basketball player. The lad worked with trainer Noah LaRoche in his junior season, he played in the spring and summer Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and Middlesex Magic AAU team of Michael Crotty Jr.’s.
Following the end of his high school career, Duncan Robinson enrolled at Williams College; a Division III liberal arts school as a last resort after he didn’t get offers from better-placed colleges. However, being poised on what he wanted for himself, the young baller worked his butt off in just his first season of college basketball such that he got offers from Creighton University, Boston University, and Providence College. He, however, chose the University of Michigan due to their track record of developing under-recruited players. Duncan Robinson went on to have an impressive college basketball career from his sophomore, through his junior season and up to his senior season.
The young baller recorded several career highs along the line albeit a few lows. Nevertheless, Duncan went undrafted in the 2018 NBA season but for his tenacity, he got for himself an NBA Summer League contract with the Miami Heat. Duncan agreed to a two-way contract with the Miami Heat and Sioux Falls Skyforce on the 10th of July, 2018. If things go well for him, the shooting guard/small forward should be making plays past some of the great players in the NBA soon.
Here Are Facts You Need To Know
- Body Stats
When it comes to body statistics, Duncan Robinson has all it takes in terms of height to man his position on the B-ball court. He stands at a tall 6 feet 8 inches or 2.03 m which is above the 6 feet 3 inches minimum for shooting guards in the NBA, similarly, the small forward also stands above the 6 feet 6 inches minimum for small forwards in the league. For his weight, he weighs 210 lb or the equivalent of 95 kg.
- College Laurels
Duncan has had the high points of his basketball career all tied to his college spell. Some of his honors and awards from college include D3Hoops.com NCAA DIII Rookie of the Year (2014), D3Hoops.com NCAA DIII All-America 4th team (2014), U-M’s Award for Outstanding Free Throw Shooting (2016, ’18), U-M’s Sixth Man Award (2017, ’18), Michigan Captain (2017-18) and Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree (2018).
- NBA Prospect
He is a player who is still developing. Being that he has had to prove himself to be worth considering whenever it was his last option is a pointer to the abilities that are innate in the player. Perhaps with proper guidance, his skills and abilities can be better propagated.
- Scouting Report
As we hope to see him do that, the lad has proven himself to be a good shooter, especially from deep, he can also score off the dribble just as he doesn’t find it impossible to score on the move. Duncan is quick on his feet, can make plays, he is equally a good free thrower. On the flip side, the young sportsman will be better off if he improves his ball handling skills, improves his rebounding and defensive stamina against quicker players.