For most people, it was a surprise when Jerome Robinson was called up by the Los Angeles Clippers as the 13th overall candidate for the 2018 NBA. However, it was hardly an unexpected event for the ballplayer, but a reward for his hard work, zeal, and diligence.
Before Jerome joined the National Basketball Association league, he proved his worth as a shooting guard at the Boston College Eagles. Let’s learn more about the basketball player, shall we?
Who Is Jerome Robinson?
Jerome Robinson was born in 1997 and on February 22. It is said that he was a multi-sport athlete when he was a student at Needham B. Broughton High School and played both baseball and basketball with enthusiasm and ease. He soon decided that he was made for basketball after his second year in high school. In his opinion, the enthusiasm and intoxication he felt during a basketball game and the love he received from his fans made him choose basketball – he has never regretted that decision.
After his decision to give up baseball for basketball, Jerome left a baseball summer camp and accepted the Raleigh-based Garner Road program, where he honed his basketball skills and learned the principles that would enable a good professional career in the sport. Although he joined the program very late in life, he would agree that it helped shape his character as a basketball player.
Jerome Robinson joined the Boston College Eagles as the 306th ranked player in the country, but this did not mean that he lacked potential. If anything, he immediately showed that he had what it takes to play in the NBA. Regardless of his team’s losses and backlog, Jérôme showed outstanding performance, scoring 11.7 points per game. As a rookie, his talent, hard work, and consistency were quickly noticed and recognized. This encouraged him to try harder, and as a sophomore, he averaged 3.4 assists, 4 rebounds, and 18.7 points per game.
Many wondered if he would be able to maintain this performance, but Jerome improved by averaging 3.3 assists, 3.6 rebounds, and 20.7 points per game as a junior. In light of this, the Associated Press listed him as an honorable mention in their All-American list. He was also nominated for the All-ACC First Team 2018. Even though Jerome Robinson could have simply left Boston to go to another college, where it will be very easy for him to get the recognition he deserves, and also to make the better platform shine, he didn’t. He decided to stay with the college team despite the fact that things were not going so well.
After playing against future professionals from various ACC colleges, Jerome decided to go to California for 8 weeks and play against professionals like Emmanuel Mudiay, Spencer Dinwiddie, Bismarck Biyomo, and others. He knew that he would learn a thing or two from the pros and become a smarter player after playing against them. When Jérôme finished, he felt confident that he could play against anyone in the NBA, so he declared his intention to join the league.
Twelve months after Jerome Robinson flew to California to play against NBA players and also to complete their training routine, he decided to declare for the NBA draft. On June 21, 2018, Jerome Robinson was drafted as the 13th overall selection; he was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers.
He plays the position of a shooting guard, and it is believed that his 3 years of college basketball experience have made him a serious playmaker for the Clippers. If you look at his story as someone who can fly under the radar, and then his hard work and dedication that put him in the spotlight, Jerome Robinson is indeed someone we should all look out for in the coming season, and in a few more to come.
His Height, Weight, and Other Measurements
Jerome Robinson doesn’t have to worry about his stature because his height is very good for an NBA player – he measures a whopping 6 ft 5 inches (1.96 m). That’s more than some NBA players who are already in the spotlight of the sport.
Although some people think his frame needs some filling because his body weight of 86 kg (190 lb) is not perfect for his height, there was no reason to worry about his weight. Jerome’s wingspan is 6’7.25.