News on Pitt point guard James Robinson in advance of the NBA Draft has been scarce. The senior isn't expected to be taken and hasn't been projected to be taken by most, if any, credible mock drafts. But Robinson is preparing and reportedly got a workout in with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Robinson's participation is sort of buried in this article by the Star Tribune, that focuses more on another player, Providence's Ben Bentil. The writer also went on to mention it via Twitter.
Bentil siad he worked out in Mpls w/ NC State's Abdul-Malik Abu, Iowa State's Abdel Nader, Xavier's Trevon Bluiett & Pitt's James Robinson— Jerry Zgoda (@JerryZgoda) May 13, 2016
As I've said, Robinson being selected seems like a longshot at this point. He didn't have the reputation of being a great shooter at Pitt, nor a big time scorer. But Robinson can effectively run offenses with minimal disruption while taking care of the ball. And as I often suggest around draft time, all he has to do is impress one team in workouts and it could lead to a summer league roster spot. If undrafted players are impressive there, it can lead to to drawing more interest as a free agent.
Even beyond that, it's just good exposure to get in front of teams and representatives. You never know who sees him and where they'll end up. The more eyeballs he gets on his game, the better.
Be sure to join Cardiac Hill's Facebook page and follow us on Twitter@PittPantherBlog for our regular updates on Pitt athletics. Follow the author and founder/editor @AnsonWhaley.