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Justin Robinson Profile

Our favorite walk-on in years gets some love from the Chronicle

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Pittsburgh v Duke
DURHAM, NC - JANUARY 20: Justin Robinson #50 of the Duke Blue Devils battles Shamiel Stevenson #23 of the Pittsburgh Panthers for a loose ball during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on January 20, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke won 81-54.
Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

We’ve said before that in basketball sometimes guys who you wouldn’t expect to can make a huge difference.

For Duke, we think Justin Robinson is one of those guys. David Robinson’s son, he came to Duke as 6-8 walk-on. He’s 6-10 now and has a slight chance at nearly equalling his father’s 7-1 height.

He’s a reserve at Duke but has shown he can step up and contribute on the court, but a lot of what he does is, we’re convinced, unseen by most fans. He has a huge hand in Duke’s success.

Anyway, the Chronicle has a profile up of Robinson, a junior now, who wears #50 to honor his Hall of Fame father.

There will come a time in his career when Robinson is called on and needed, and we’re telling you now, that guy will step up and answer.

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