Cliff Robinson (basketball, born 1960)

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For the 1990s NBA player, see Cliff Robinson (basketball, born 1966).
Cliff Robinson
No. 45, 44, 11, 4, 43
Small forward
Personal information
Born (1960-03-13) March 13, 1960 (age 54)
Oakland, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Castlemont (Oakland, California)
College USC (1977–1979)
NBA draft 1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Pro career 1979–1994
Career history
19791981 New Jersey Nets
1981–1982 Kansas City Kings
1982–1984 Cleveland Cavaliers
19841986 Washington Bullets
19861989 Philadelphia 76ers
1991–1992 Rapid City Thrillers (CBA)
1992 Los Angeles Lakers
1992–1993 Rapid City Thrillers (CBA)
1993 Miami Tropics (USBL)
1993–1994 Milonas (Greece)
1994 Rapid City Thrillers (CBA)
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

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

Professional career[edit]

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. He gave the Nets a solid rookie season, averaging 13.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.

In the following nine seasons, Robinson missed numerous games due to injury and was moved from team to team four times. Despite these challenges, 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, hampered by injuries, but later signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, playing only nine games of the 1991-92 season.

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