JEROME ROBINSON

BIRTHDATE: 2/22/97

POSITION: Shooting Guard

HEIGHT: 6'5"

WEIGHT: 190 lbs

SCHOOL/ TEAM: Boston College

CLASS: Junior

STRENGTHS

Size - Great size for a 2, listed at 6-7
Scoring ability - Good mechanics on his jump shot; Good at drawing fouls ;Volume shooter
Pace - Changes speeds well, uses change of pace well
Athleticism - Solid athlete; fluid and agile
Ball handling - Has enough sauce to get by his man and get to the rim, inside out dribbles, crossovers, Uses hesitation dribbles to get to basket

Passing - Shows good court vision and the ability to find roll man and shooters

WEAKNESSES

Explosiveness - Plays below the rim
Shooting range - 3 ball isn't where you want it at (33%) Short arms a lot his open 3s, thus short
Finishing in traffic - Needs improvement, Doesn’t rely on his floater enough.
Turnovers - Turns the ball over trying to do too much; Averaged nearly as many turnovers as assists; Pick and Roll play needs to improve
Transition - Should be better in transition, misses a lot of 1 on 1 layups.
Mid Range - Doesn’t shoot it as well off the dribble

Strength - Must get stronger, struggles playing through contact

Pick & Roll - Needs to improve PNR, Can initiate offense, but is inefficient in P&R opportunities

JAMES BARLOWE - SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

Jerome Robinson of Boston College has the look and feel for the game of a modern day NBA shooting guard. At 6’7” he has a very good handle displaying many combination moves and was often used to initiate the offense. He’s a willing passer and has good vision when the defense steps up after he beats his primary defender. He also understands spacing and where his teammates are when the defense is drawn to him on set plays. He’s a good athlete that can beat his man off the dribble and get all the way to the basket. He moves a lot like Devin Booker in a sense meaning he’s athletic enough to get by his man but not finishing about the rim like a Demar DeRozan. Robinson can score at all three levels and did an excellent job drawing fouls getting to the line 5 times per game.

Robinson passes a lot of the eye test with his handle, picturesque jump shot, and his excellent size. I understand he was clearly the best player on a bad team (9-23 overall, 2-16) but Robinson needs to improve his efficiency. His role and supporting cast is going to call for him to take tough shots but I feel like Robinson should be better than his true shooting percentage of 51% and 33% shooting from 3. He could clean up his overall percentages if he shot more Joe Johnson like floaters instead of trying to always get to the rim. For his 3 ball, I would like to see him follow through completely as he short arms a lot of his wide open attempts. His 3.4 assists per game is impressive, though he turned the ball over 3.2 times a game. I don’t necessarily think it’s an indication of his ability but more so due to a guy having to shoulder a lot of scoring/ play making responsibility. He really needs to improve his shooting off the dribble. He knows what shots are there in the in pick and roll action but he isn’t making them at the consistency you’d like. I think he could really benefit from adding a step back jumper to his game since he has the length to shoot over guards.

JAMES BARLOWE - SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

SUMMARY

Here is a breakdown of Robinson's possessions over the 2016-17 season