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Boston College Basketball’s Jerome Robinson Drafted by Clippers at 13th Overall

Robinson becomes the first ever lottery pick for the Eagles

ACC Basketball Tournament - First Round Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

Jerome Robinson was selected 13th overall in tonight’s NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. After being projected as an early-second to late-first rounder when he first declared for the draft, his stock rose as the draft neared this month. Sources speculated that the Clippers (12th and 13th picks) and Bucks (17th pick) expressed interest in Robinson prior to the draft, valuing his elite scoring ability and maturity.

This is the highest NBA draft selection for a Boston College player since John Bagley was selected 12th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1982.

Fellow ACC alums Marvin Bagley III (2nd to Sacramento), Wendell Carter Jr. (7th to Chicago), Lonnie Walker IV (18th to San Antonio), Josh Okogie (20th to Minnesota), Grayson Allen (21st to Utah) were also selected in the first round.

Robinson finished the 2017-2018 NCAA season with 725 points, including a 46-point game at Notre Dame. He was the ACC’s second leading scorer, averaging over 20 points per game.

Good luck, Jerome, and thank you for your time at the heights!