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Jerome Robinson Drafted by Clippers, Joins Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJune 22, 2018

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 15: NBA Draft Prospect, Jerome Robinson poses for a portrait during the 2018 NBA Combine circuit on May 15, 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Clippers brought a big-time scorer into the fold Thursday night.

After trading up to No. 11 and selecting former Kentucky point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander following a deal with the Charlotte Hornets, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Clippers selected Boston College swingman Jerome Robinson at No. 13 overall. 

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

A whole new backcourt in LA! Jerome Robinson goes No. 13 to the Clippers https://t.co/wf43FiMCL1

Hours before the draft, Sports Illustrated's Jake Fischer reported Clippers consultant Jerry West held Robinson in high regard:

Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer

Word I keep hearing from multiple sources: Boston College guard Jerome Robinson is one of Clippers executive Jerry West’s most favorite prospects.

The 21-year-old spent the last three seasons at Boston College, and he used his junior campaign to solidify himself as one of the nation's most electric and efficient scorers. 

All told, Robinson wrapped up his final campaign Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, by averaging 20.7 points per game on 48.5 percent shooting from the field, including 40.9 percent from three. 

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Who is the Donovan Mitchell of this draft? @spidadmitchell says: Jerome Robinson, Lonnie Walker #NBADraft https://t.co/8W3arKN4q9

As those numbers indicate, Robinson has the tools to score at all three levels—skills that should suit him well whether he's working on or off the ball with the Clips. 

According to Bleacher Report draft expert Jonathan Wasserman, Robinson "is highly skilled at scoring out of pick-and-rolls or isolations by shooting off the dribble or slicing to the rack. He's a microwave scorer"

In Los Angeles, Robinson will have a chance to learn from one of the best in the business in Lou Williams as he settles into life in Southern California and links up with Gilgeous-Alexander to comprise a backcourt packed with tantalizing potential.