Rumeal Robinson

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Rumeal Robinson
No. 22, 24, 20, 21
Point guard
Personal information
Born(1966-11-13) November 13, 1966 (age 47)
Mandeville, Jamaica
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolCambridge Rindge and Latin
(Cambridge, Massachusetts)
CollegeMichigan (1987–1990)
NBA draft1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro playing career1990–2002
Career history
19901992Atlanta Hawks
19921993New Jersey Nets
1993–1994Charlotte Hornets
1994–1995Rapid City Thrillers (CBA)
1995Shreveport Crawdads (CBA)
1995Shreveport Storm (CBA)
1995–1996Connecticut Pride (CBA)
1996Portland Trail Blazers
1996–1997Los Angeles Lakers
1997Phoenix Suns
1997Portland Trail Blazers
1997–1998Grand Rapids Hoops (CBA)
1998La Crosse Bobcats (CBA)
2001–2002KK Zadar (Croatia)
2002Skipper Bologna (Italy)
2002Marinos de Oriente (Venezuela)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points2,546 (7.6 ppg)
Assists1,179 (3.5 apg)
Steals301 (0.9 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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Rumeal Robinson
No. 22, 24, 20, 21
Point guard
Personal information
Born(1966-11-13) November 13, 1966 (age 47)
Mandeville, Jamaica
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolCambridge Rindge and Latin
(Cambridge, Massachusetts)
CollegeMichigan (1987–1990)
NBA draft1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro playing career1990–2002
Career history
19901992Atlanta Hawks
19921993New Jersey Nets
1993–1994Charlotte Hornets
1994–1995Rapid City Thrillers (CBA)
1995Shreveport Crawdads (CBA)
1995Shreveport Storm (CBA)
1995–1996Connecticut Pride (CBA)
1996Portland Trail Blazers
1996–1997Los Angeles Lakers
1997Phoenix Suns
1997Portland Trail Blazers
1997–1998Grand Rapids Hoops (CBA)
1998La Crosse Bobcats (CBA)
2001–2002KK Zadar (Croatia)
2002Skipper Bologna (Italy)
2002Marinos de Oriente (Venezuela)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points2,546 (7.6 ppg)
Assists1,179 (3.5 apg)
Steals301 (0.9 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Rumeal James Robinson (born November 13, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player. Growing up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Robinson graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and went on to play point guard for the University of Michigan. After a strong showing in Michigan's 1989 NCAA championship, Robinson was drafted #10 in the first round of the 1990 NBA Draft.

College[edit]

Robinson averaged 14.3 points and 5.7 assists during his collegiate career at the University of Michigan. He achieved fame during his junior year for sinking two crucial free throws with 3 seconds left in the 1989 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship to win the game for the Wolverines over Seton Hall University.[1][2]

NBA career[edit]

Robinson was drafted in 1990 by the Atlanta Hawks with the 10th pick. He was signed to a four-year deal with the Hawks.[3] He also played for the New Jersey Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers. Robinson also spent time in the Continental Basketball Association. He played in the Euroleague during the 2001–02 season for KK Zadar.

He was one of three Robinsons that the Portland Trail Blazers had in their line-up for the 1995–96 NBA season. The others were Clifford Robinson and James Robinson (both no relation).

Post-playing career[edit]

After his playing career was over, Robinson attempted to become a property developer in his native Jamaica. On September 4, 2009, he was arrested and charged with bank fraud, bribery and wire fraud related to the financing of the development project. His adoptive mother also alleged that she was swindled out of her home by one of Robinson's business associates when Robinson asked her to use it as collateral for a loan.[4]

On September 8, 2010, Robinson was convicted on 11 counts in federal court in Des Moines, Iowa. He was found guilty on charges including bank bribery, wire fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and making a false statement to a financial institution.[5] On January 7, 2011 he was sentenced to 6½ years (78 months[6]) in prison for fraud[2][7] and other crimes.[6] In March, 2012, a federal judge ruled that US$369,000 of Robinson's pension fund could be seized to help cover restitution owed due to his sham business deal.[6]

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