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Scouting Report -- Nate Robinson


NATE ROBINSON
Position: Point Guard
Height: 5-9
Weight: 180
College: Washington
Declared after: Junior Year
Birthdate: May 31, 1984
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington

HIS GAME
Pros: You have to like a player that is 5-9 and dunks regularly on the break. Plus Chuck Swirsky is actively campaigning Raptors brass to bring this little speedster to Toronto. Robinson has improved every year during his college career and should be able to contribute off the bench right away in the NBA. To go along with his speed he doesn't have a confidence problem and will get after loose balls. His passing ability is getting better and he can hit the outside shot. What's not to like?
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    Cons: The NBA isn't exactly filled with 5-9 (or 5-7 which he is reportedly closer to) success stories, but Robinson may have enough talent to beat the odds. He also has been known to be inconsistent at times. Can get caught up with trying to do things quicker than he should.
    At just 5-9, Nate Robinson has been proving doubters wrong his whole life. (Getty Images)size>



    ACCOLADES
  • Garnered third-team All-America accolades in 2005
  • Twice honored as a first-team All-Pac-10 Conference selection
  • 2005 Finalist for the Wooden Award
  • A member of the All-Pac-10 Freshman Team
  • 2002 Player of the Year in Washington state for the AAA classification

    PLAYING CAREER AT WASHINGTON
  • Average 16.4 ppg in his final year at uW
  • Doubled his apg average to 4.5 in his final year at uW
  • Ranks 18th among all-time UW scorers with 1,283 career points
  • Listed third among all-time Huskies with 140 career steals
  • Amassed 295 career assists for the sixth-highest figure in UW history
  • Listed fourth with 127 career three-pointers

    PERSONAL
  • Boasts a 43-inch vertial leap
  • Originally enrolled at UW on a football scholarship
  • His father, Jacque Robinson, played tailback for the Washington football team between 1981-84 and amassed 2,300 career yards

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