Duncan Robinson is a player who had to prove himself on the verge of the most important times of his career before he can move on to the next phase. The young basketball player was not drafted into the 2018 National Basketball Association (NBA) 2018 draft, but that was nothing new to him as he did not receive Division I offers after his impressive high school career. He accepted an offer from Division III to play college basketball but soon proved to be better than where he was, for which some Division II and I colleges made him offers. More about who this player really is can be found in the following paragraphs.
Who Is Duncan Robinson?
Duncan Robinson is a Basketball Shooting Guard / Small Striker who was born on April 22, 1994, in York, Maine to Jeffery (father) and Elisabeth Robinson (mother). His full name is Duncan McBryde Robinson and he is the youngest of the family’s three children: 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 boy worked with coach Noah LaRoche during his junior season, playing in the Spring and Summer Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and in Michael Crotty Jr.’s Middlesex Magic AAU team.
After the end of his high school career, Duncan Robinson enrolled in Williams College; a Division III liberal arts school as a last resort after receiving no offers from higher-ranked colleges. However, since the young ballplayer was willing to do what he wanted for himself, he worked his ass off in his first season of college basketball, receiving offers from Creighton University, Boston University, and Providence College. However, he chose the University of Michigan because of its track record in developing underrepresented players. Duncan Robinson has had an impressive college basketball career from his second grade through junior to senior season.
The young baller has had several career highs along the line, though some lows. Nonetheless, Duncan remained undecided in the 2018 NBA season, but for his tenacity, he was awarded an NBA Summer League contract at the Miami Heat. On July 10, 2018, Duncan agreed to a two-way contract with the Miami Heat and the Sioux Falls Skyforce. If things go well for him, the Shooting Guard / Small Forward should soon be playing past some of the big players in the NBA.
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’s basketball career highlights all had to do with his college magic. Some of his college honors and awards 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 in development. The fact that he had to prove himself worthy of consideration whenever it was his last option is an indication of the skills that are innate to the player. Perhaps his skills and abilities can be better spread with the right guidance.
- Scouting Report
The young proved to be a good shot, especially from the depths. He can also score from dribbling, just as it is not impossible for him to score from the barrel. Duncan is fast on his feet, can make games, he is also a good free-thrower. On the other hand, the young athlete is better off improving his ball-handling skills, improving his rebound and defense against faster players.