Virginia Tech basketball: Justin Robinson gets a chance in the NBA

The former Virginia Tech basketball star signed a contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

A standout season in the G-League has led to Justin Robinson getting an NBA chance, the point guard has signed a 10-day contract with the Thunder.

While at Virginia Tech, Robinson stole the hearts of many Hokie fans and was one of the best players to come through the program, especially in recent years.

He was an efficient shooter that helped to lead Virginia Tech basketball to the Sweet 16 in 2019, just the second time in school history. In his college career, he averaged 11.2 points and 4.5 assists per game. His best season for the Hokies came in the 2017-18 season where he averaged 14 points and 5.6 assists per game.

After college, Robinson went undrafted but played limited minutes in nine games for the Washington Wizards during the 2019-20 season.

This season, he played in the G-League with the Delaware Blue Coats where he was one of if not the best point guard in the league during the season. In 13 games, he averaged 15.5 points, 6 assists, and shot 40.5% from behind the arc. He led the Blue Coats to the G League Finals.

He’s finally getting a deserved shot, he should get a decent amount of minutes for the Thunder with the team having some injury woes. If Robinson can create chances and knock down shots as he did in maroon and orange this won’t be the last we see of him in the NBA.

Robinson jumped right in after being signed Monday morning, he played in the loss to the Detroit Pistons on Monday night. He had nine points, two assists, a rebound, and a steal.

While 10 days isn’t a long time to show that Robinson deserves a roster spot he can show flashes that will get him noticed. With five games to go in his contract, it’ll be fun to watch what he can do with the Thunder.

Oklahoma returns to the court on Wednesday, April 7 against the Charlotte Hornets at 8 p.m. ET. They’ll be looking to end a three-game losing streak.