Former Pitt guard James Robinson won't be playing in the NBA anytime soon, but he will play professionally. The former Panther will be heading to Bosnia to play for BC Igokea.
As expected, Robinson didn't warrant much consideration in this year's NBA Draft. The Minnesota Timberwolves were said to have worked him out a little, but that didn't materialize into anything. Robinson, to my knowledge, also didn't play for any teams in the NBA's summer leagues.
He instead joins a long list of former Pitt players that have caught on overseas. The Panthers' official release states that at least 55 former Pitt guys have landed jobs in other international pro leagues outside of the NBA. Several of them have carved out nice careers as well. Former Pitt guard Brad Wanamaker is one of those guys, who won a title in the NBDL and also won a couple of MVP Awards internationally.
Robinson picked up a ton of accolades while at Pitt. He finished his career as the NCAA's all-time leader in assist-to-turnover ratio, led the ACC in assists in the past two seasons, and is one of only three Pitt players in history with 1,000 points, 600 assists, 400 rebounds, and 150 steals. His 135 career starts are also a Pitt record and Robinson also won two Olympic gold medals with Team USA squads while in high school.