Cliff Robinson (basketball, born 1960)

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Cliff Robinson
Personal information
Born (1960-03-13) March 13, 1960 (age 58)
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
Playing career 1979–1994
Position Small forward
Number 45, 44, 11, 4, 43
Career history
19791981 New Jersey Nets
1981–1982 Kansas City Kings
19821984 Cleveland Cavaliers
19841986 Washington Bullets
19861989 Philadelphia 76ers
1991–1992 Rapid City Thrillers
1992 Los Angeles Lakers
1992–1993 Rapid City Thrillers
1993 Miami Tropics
1993–1994 Milon B.C.
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

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. 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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