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Justin Robinson Signs His First Pro Contract

He’s not likely to be an NBA player but Robinson can make a nice living overseas, which is exactly where he’s headed

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DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 07: Garrison Brooks #15 of the North Carolina Tar Heels fouls Justin Robinson #50 of the Duke Blue Devils during the first half of their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on March 07, 2020 in Durham, North Carolina.
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Justin Robinson finished his Duke career as a testimonial to the rewards of hard work.

He came as a walk-on and left as a captain and while he didn't play much, at the very end of his career, he began to show that not only could he contribute, but he could do so on a very high level.

There are a lot of tragedies to come out of the Corona pandemic and a late-blooming basketball career can’t be high on the list compared to people who have lost multiple family members, but it is still sad that he was on the doorstep and didn’t get to cross the threshold.

He’ll get a chance to keep improving though as Robinson has signed with Montenegro’s KK Mornar Bar. The team plays in the Montenegrin Basketball League and the ABA League.

Americans see ABA and think one thing but that’s not it. It’s a regional league based around the Adriatic.

There are four Americans on the current roster including Charlotte native Kenny Gabriel so he’ll have some company while he transitions.