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Our Favorite NBA Draft Story Of The Year

Jerome Robinson is on a rocket ride that is still going up.

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NBA: NBA Draft
Jun 21, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Jerome Robinson (Boston College) reacts after being selected as the number thriteen overall pick to the LA Clippers in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. 
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Outside of Duke’s guys, we couldn’t be happier for anyone in the draft than BC’s Jerome Robinson.

He ended up going to the Clippers at #13 and thus completed a remarkable rise.

When he was in high school in Raleigh, he made almost no impression. He was just anonymous basically. No one saw great things for him - other than himself.

Obviously he believed in himself and kept working and more than almost anyone in the draft, he earned his spot.

Couldn’t be happier for the guy.

On a secondary note, he’s the the third guy in recent years to come out of North Carolina with almost no offers and make it to the NBA.

First it was Steph Curry, then brother Seth. Steph got an offer from nearby Davidson and became a legend. Seth’s first school was Liberty before transferring to Duke where he became very good.

And now we see Robinson on the same path. Can he become legitimately great? We’ll have to see. Even just to this point though his story has been beautiful. You’d have to be seriously churlish to pull against a guy who’s risen so far particularly when very few people believed in him.

Whatever else happens, the coach over at Broughton will say to his players now - and they have reason to listen - “you might think you’re too small, too slow, too whatever. But there was a guy who used to go to school here who heard those things too. And now he’s in the NBA.”

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