Cliff Robinson (basketball, born 1960)
Clifford Trent Robinson (born March 13, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player.
|Born||March 13, 1960|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Castlemont (Oakland, California)|
|NBA draft||1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall|
|Selected by the New Jersey Nets|
|Number||45, 44, 11, 4, 43|
|1979–1981||New Jersey Nets|
|1981–1982||Kansas City Kings|
|1991–1992||Rapid City Thrillers|
|1992||Los Angeles Lakers|
|1992–1993||Rapid City Thrillers|
|1994||Rapid City Thrillers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||10,823 (17.2 ppg)|
|Rebounds||5,237 (8.3 rpg)|
|Assists||1,249 (2.0 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
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.