Not a single Florida Gator was drafted last night in the NBA draft, no worries.
Florida small forward Canyon Barry has agreed to a deal with the New York Knicks summer league team.
The Las Vegas Summer League runs from July 7-17.
[photo is from teamspeedkills.com]
Former Florida Small Forward Devin Robinson was not selected in the NBA draft Thursday night, no worries though.
Devin Robinson has agreed to a deal with the Washington Wizards summer league team.
Devin Robinson and the Wizards will play in the Las Vegas Summer League, which runs from July 7-17.
[photo is from ESPN]
I wrote an article earlier today talking about how Florida small forward Devin Robinson entering the NBA draft was a bad idea, indeed it was.
Devin Robinson is not ready for the NBA.
Draft express had Robinson going 49th overall and the NBA draft had Robinson projected as a mid to late second round pick.
So Devin Robinson chances were not looking good... for the fourth straight year, a Florida Gator wasn't selected in the NBA Draft.
The last Florida player?
Was Erik Murphy, Murphy was selected 49th overall by the Chicago Bulls back in 2013.
Unfortunately Robinson made the wrong choice, he will take the Summer league route... Wonder what he is thinking right now?
[photo is from jacksonville.com]
Without using my personal feelings, I'm going to write this article without any form of being bias.
The big question is this... Should Florida small forward Devin Robinson have stayed in college another year?
The Answer is Yes.
Florida small forward Devin Robinson played in every single game of his college career and just helped the Gators reach the elite eight in the NCAA Tournament. Instead of deciding to play his Senior year at Florida, Robinson decided it was time to turn pro.
Robinson averaged 11.1 points and 6.1 rebounds for the Florida Gators.
But did Robinson make the right Choice? Answer is No.
Once projected as an early second-round draft pick, Devin Robinson’s stock has slipped in recent weeks. The website Draftexpress predicts Robinson to go 51st overall to the Denver Nuggets, late in the second round.
Some scout experts believe Robinson won't even be selected in the NBA draft. Well, Robinson is using that doubt as motivation...
“If you want a winner then you should draft me,” Devin Robinson said during the combine. “I care all about winning, I care about my teammates, I’m a great team player and I’m going to work hard. I’m a sponge. I don’t act like I know everything because I don’t. I’m still learning the game. I just want to be the best player I can be."
Devin Robinson you're right, you're still learning and honestly you're not ready for the NBA. Devin Robinson should have used his Senior year to learn more about the game and use that same time to work on his body.
Standing at 6'8 feet and weighting 195 pounds, Devin Robinson's body is not ready and the eye test can show that. Robinson will mostly sit on the bench for the first two seasons of his NBA career if he does get selected in the NBA.
After having a great season and going all the way to the elite eight, one would think Robinson would rather play for a national championship than give all that up for a late second round pick.
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams said you will have the most fun of your career in College, because the NBA, it becomes a job.
[photo is from alligatorarmy.com]
The NBA Draft starts today at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN and so I decided that I should upload an article with every Florida Gator that was selected in the NBA Draft.
- Gator NBA Draft History -
2013 - Erik Murphy - Chicago Bulls
2012 - Bradley Beal - Washington Wizards
2011 - Chandler Parsons -Houston Rockets
2011 - Vernon Macklin - Detroit Pistons
2009 - Nick Calathes - Minnesota Timberwolves
2008 - Marreese Speights - Philadelphia Sixers
2007 - Al Horford - Atlanta Hawks
2007 - Corey Brewer - Minnesota Timberwolves
2007 - Joakim Noah - Chicago Bulls
2007 - Chris Richard - Minnesota Timberwolves
2007 - Taurean Green - Portland Trail Blazers
2006 - James White - Portland Trail Blazers
2005 - David Lee - New York Knicks
2005 - Orien Greene - Boston Celtics
2004 - Christian Drejer - New Jersey Nets
2003 - Matt Bonner - Chicago Bulls
2000 - Mike Miller - Orlando Magic
2000 - Donnell Harvey - New York Knicks
1998 - Jason Williams - Sacramento Kings
1995 - Andrew DeClercq - Golden State Warriors
1990 - Dwayne Schintzius - San Antonio Spurs
1988 - Vernon Maxwell - Denver Nuggets
1987 - Andrew Moten - New Jersey Nets
1985 - Eugene McDowell - Miami Heat
1984 - Ronnie Williams - Boston Celtics
1984 - Vernon Delancy - Milwaukee Bucks
1984 - Jim Grandholm - Washington Wizards
1982 - Reggie Hannah - Cleveland Cavaliers
1979 - Malcolm Cesare - Phoenix Suns
1978 - Larry Brewster - San Antonio Spurs
1977 - Len Saunders - Denver Nuggets
1976 -Eugene Shy - New York Knicks
1970 - Andy Owens - Seattle SuperSonics
1969 - Neal Walk - Phoenix Suns
1968 -Dave Miller - Milwaukee Bucks
1968 - Dave Miller - San Diego Rockets
1967 - Gary Keller - Los Angeles Lakers
1965 - Brooks Henderson - Los Angeles Lakers
1962 - Cliff Luyk - New York Knick
1958 - Joe Hobbs -Minneapolis Lakers
1949 - Bill Tanzler
[photo is from sports bank.net]
Florida small Forward Devin Robinson played in every game during his college career, a total of 105 games.
Robinson stands about 6 feet 8 inches and weighs 190 pounds. Devin Robinson averaged 11.1 points per game and led the team in rebounding with 6.1 rebounds per game.
- NBA Combine -
What scouts loved about Devin Robinson the most is his length. At the NBA Draft Combine, Devin Robinson’s wingspan measured a little over 7 feet long, and his standing reach is about 8 feet 10 inches. Devin Robinson is very athletic without a doubt, his vertical jump was 35.5 inches and the maximum vertical is 41.5 inches.
- Ryan Thomas Of Draft Express -
Ryan Thomas said Devin Robinson needs a quicker release, also to work on his 3-point range shooting. Thomas also said Robinson needs to gain some muscle so he can defend against the bigger and stronger small forwards in the league.
A lot of scouts are saying that Devin Robinson would be better off playing at the power forward level.
[photo is from floridagators.com]
The Florida Gators basketball program is officially putting together their 2017-18 basketball roster by adding the new players who will join the basketball team this season.
Also the uniform numbers for the new players have been announced by the school.
- Florida's New Players -
1 – Chase Johnson - forward
2 – Isaiah Stokes - forward
24 – DeAundrae Ballard - forward
3 - Jalen Huson - guard - junior
4 - Egor Koulechov - guard - senior
0 – Mike Okauru - guard
These guys are official Florida Gators.
Information gathered by the school
[photo is from forum.sherdog.com]
Florida legend Tim Tebow was picked by the Harlem Globetrotters in their annual one-team draft on Tuesday.
That's if Tebow is done with Baseball.
“Tebow is a tremendous athlete and is a great ambassador and role model to children,”the account posted “He devotes himself to charity and is a great fit for us.”
Some information was gathered from the Globetrotters Twitter account
[photo is from twitter]
Yeah sorry it's not much of an article.
- University of Florida former small forward Canyon Barry will be working with the Golden State Warriors Tuesday. (Tomorrow)
NBA Draft this Thursday coming up.
Florida small forward Canyon Barry averaged 11.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, shooting .336 percent from the 3-point line and committing just 0.9 turnovers a game.
Information gathered from a Golden State insider
[photo is from scout.com]
The NBA draft is this upcoming Thursday and the Mock Draft has already changed.
The latest Mock Draft has Florida small forward Devin Robinson going No. 51 overall to the Denver Nuggets. (He Went Down)
[photo is from floridagators.com]
Justin Stinson is a blogger who covers the Florida Gators, he mainly covers Football and basketball. He's also an recruiting analyst and a podcast host on the Gator Touch.