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NH's Robinson signs with Heat, scores 12

July 11. 2018 9:42PM
Michigan guard Duncan Robinson celebrates with teammate Zavier Simpson during the second half against Loyola in the semifinals of the 2018 men's Final Four at the Alamodome. (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

New Castle’s Duncan Robinson signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Miami Heat on Tuesday, then went out hours later and connected on three 3-pointers and finished with 12 points in 29 minutes in the Heat’s 98-90 win over the Utah Jazz in the Las Vegas summer league.

The game was Robinson’s sixth with the Heat in the summer league.

“I’m just excited, incredibly fortunate, unbelievable organization,” he said after Tuesday’s game. “Words can’t quite put it into perspective. It’s an incredible blessing.”

The Heat’s summer league coach, Eric Glass, said of Robinson’s two-way contract: “I was really happy for him. He’s really put in a lot of work. He’s earned that contract. Everyone in the organization is really happy and we’re excited about it...

“Obviously, shooting is at a premium in the NBA, so that’s what attracts you at first. He’s very competitive on the defensive end. He’s really smart. He knows angles. He knows how to put himself in the right position. And he really has a good feel for the game. He knows when to make an extra pass. He knows when to put the ball on the floor. He knows when to help on defense.”

Robinson played at Michigan and helped the Wolverines to the national championship game in April.

— With reports from the Miami Herald

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