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Cliff Robinson (basketball, born 1960)

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Clifford Trent Robinson (born March 13, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player.

Cliff Robinson
Personal information
Born (1960-03-13) March 13, 1960 (age 59)
Oakland, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolCastlemont (Oakland, California)
CollegeUSC (1977–1979)
NBA draft1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Playing career1979–1994
PositionSmall forward
Number45, 44, 11, 4, 43
Career history
19791981New Jersey Nets
1981–1982Kansas City Kings
19821984Cleveland Cavaliers
19841986Washington Bullets
19861989Philadelphia 76ers
1991–1992Rapid City Thrillers
1992Los Angeles Lakers
1992–1993Rapid City Thrillers
1993Miami Tropics
1993–1994Milon B.C.
1994Rapid City Thrillers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points10,823 (17.2 ppg)
Rebounds5,237 (8.3 rpg)
Assists1,249 (2.0 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Professional careerEdit

A University of Southern California alumnus, Robinson was drafted into the National Basketball Association by New Jersey Nets in 1979 with the 11th overall pick in the 1979 NBA draft. Cliff was the youngest player in the NBA two years running. He gave the Nets a solid rookie season, averaging 13.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.

In the following nine seasons he steadily maintained his scoring average between 15 and 20 points per game. His best season (1985–86) came in a Washington Bullets uniform, as he achieved a career-high season total of 1,460 points in 78 games played, and shot a career-best 76.2% from the free throw line. In 1986, he and Jeff Ruland were traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for NBA legend Moses Malone. Robinson left the NBA in 1989, but later signed with the Los Angeles Lakers for the 1991–92 NBA season. He finished his career averaging 17.2 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.[1]

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