2018 NBA Draft Profile: Jerome Robinson
Jerome Robinson is a fluid, talented scorer with good size who can play both on and off the ball. An unheralded prospect in the high school class of 2015, Robinson emerged as an immediate contributor for the Eagles averaging 11.7 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists as a true freshman. Stepping into a larger role as a sophomore, Robinson really came into his own as a junior finding his range from the perimeter both off the catch and off the dribble and played some of his best basketball against the ACC’s best teams. Averaged 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game last season to earn All-ACC First Team honors in the process.
- Measured 6’5 in shoes with an average 6’7.25 wingspan and a lean 188-pound frame at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine. Has nice fluidity and explosiveness.
- Played a key role for a Boston College team that leaned heavily on their prolific backcourt. Led the Eagles in scoring and finished as their second most prolific passer. Scored in a variety of ways from the perimeter posting gaudy efficiency numbers scoring out of ball screen actions and in catch and shoot situations.
- Scored a significant portion of his points rising and firing off the dribble in a variety of situations. 32% of his shots in the half court were dribble jumpers which he converted for 1.066 points per pull-up jump shot in the half court [91st percentile]. Fluid with the ball in his hands. Very reliable when given space, but can also make shots rising up from awkward angles in the midrange with nice consistency and impressive natural touch. Much more comfortable taking what the defense gives him than creating something out of nothing in isolation situations.
- Also very serviceable in catch and shoot situations, especially in rhythm in catch and shoot situations. Scored 1.186 points per set shot in the half court [77th percentile] faring better setting up shop on the wings, but also showing some ability to hit shots off of pindowns.
- Was very efficient scoring 1.226 points per shot around the rim in the half court [69th percentile] proving effective from all three levels last season. Not overwhelmingly shifty with the ball, but plays with great pace and shows impressive touch with both hands from tough angles. Can play above the rim with a head of steam showing more pop elevating in transition than one might expect. Forces some drives into traffic and is more physical some times than others. Moves the ball well in drive and kick situations.
- Not the most imposing athlete, but instincts as a scorer shined at times last season. Shot making efficiency was impressive last season considering the degree of difficulty of many of his attempts.
- Ranked 4th in the ACC in Off Screen scoring (2.1 ppg)
- Solid defender who lacks a degree of length and physicality. Allowed just 0.735 points per Isolation possession [58th percentile] showing some ability to stay attached on the perimeter. Has some room to be a bit more disciplined both on and off the ball. Has some potential as a team defender.