Justin Robinson Signs With Illawarra Hawks

Veteran NBA point guard Justin Robinson is headed down under, having struck a deal to join the Illawara Hawks of Australia’s National Basketball League, according to the team.

A former Virginia Tech star, Robinson has played for the Wizards, Thunder, Bucks, Kings, and Pistons since making his NBA debut in 2019, averaging 2.6 PPG and 1.1 APG in 43 career appearances (10.3 MPG). He began last season on a two-way deal with Milwaukee before being waived in November and signing 10-day contracts with Sacramento and Detroit in December.

Robinson is also a G League veteran, having played in a total of 46 regular season NBAGL games for the Capital City Go-Go and Delaware Blue Coats.

Illawara head coach Jacob Jackomas expressed excitement about the team’s addition of Robinson, referring to the 24-year-old as a “great ball defender” and “key facilitator” as well as a talented scorer. Robinson reciprocated that excitement.

“I feel the NBL is a great league and is now becoming more global,” Robinson said. “The league itself will allow me to continue to showcase who I am on and off the court. Illawarra has been right on the doorstep of winning an NBL Championship the last couple of years and my goal is to add to the winning culture. Coach Jackomas has something special brewing and I’m excited to be a part of it.”

The Hawks, who finished second in the NBL standings last season, also recently signed former NBA wing George King

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