Former UConn forward Stanley Robinson is the newest member of the Orlando Magic. The team announced that they signed the former UConn forward on Monday.
There was some question as to wether or not Robinson would be able to land a contract after he slipped to become the 59th player taken in the 2010 NBA draft.
Robinson averaged 5.4 points and 5.2 rebounds for the Magic's summer team, shooting 50 percent from the floor. The terms of his contract were not disclosed.
I've made no secret of my love for Robinson, so I'm thrilled to see that he was able to catch on with the Magic. He obviously has tremendous physical ability, and hopefully a good environment in the NBA will allow him to overcome the mental issues that always seemed to hold him back at UConn.
Full press release from the Magic is after the jump.
Magic Sign Robinson
Orlando, FL – The Orlando Magic have signed forward Stanley Robinson, President of Basketball Operations Otis Smith announced today.
Robinson was originally selected by Orlando during the second round (59th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed.
Robinson played on the Magic’s summer league team in the 2010 AirTran Airways Pro Summer League, where he averaged 5.4 points and 5.2 rebounds and shot 50 percent from the floor.
Robinson (6’9", 210, 7/14/88) appeared in 126 career games (103 starts) at the University of Connecticut, averaging 9.8 ppg., 6.2 rpg., 1.0 apg. and 1.03 blkpg. during his four-year collegiate career. As a senior (2009-10), he averaged 14.5 ppg., a team-high 7.6 rpg., 1.0 apg. and 1.21 blkpg. for the Huskies. Robinson helped UConn reach the NCAA Final Four in 2009.