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Robinson Hires Agent, Will Remain in 2018 NBA Draft

When Boston College men’s basketball combo guard Jerome Robinson declared for the 2018 NBA Draft three and a half weeks ago, there was a sense that the junior was on his way to the Association. On Saturday night, those suspicions were confirmed.

First reported by Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports, Robinson has decided to hire an agent and remain in the draft. More specifically, the 6-foot-6 guard will sign with CAA—the same agency that works with All-Stars like Chris Paul, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony.  

Robinson, who is currently a projected as a fringe first-round pick, just posted the best numbers of his collegiate career. This past season, the Raleigh, N.C. native averaged 20.7 points per game and shot 49 percent from the field. Against conference opponents, though, he was another entity. Leading the league in scoring, Robinson recorded 24.3 points per game on 55.1 percent shooting—including 44.5 percent from downtown—in ACC play.

If selected in the first round of this year’s draft, he’ll be the highest-picked BC player since Reggie Jackson back in 2011. Even if he slips to the second round, he’ll still be the first Eagle to hear their name called in June in three years.

Robinson’s partner in crime, Ky Bowman—who also declared on April 4—has yet to hire an agent or withdraw his name from the draft.

Head coach Jim Christian was just signed to a two-year extension through the 2021-22 season this past week. Expectedly, managing Robinson’s departure is the fifth-year coach’s first test of the offseason.

Featured Image by Keith Carroll / Heights Editor 

April 28, 2018