Player Profile: Clifford Robinson

I think you will quickly find that I have a slight obsession with UConn athletics. So it should come as little surprise that my first player profile will indeed be a UConn Husky.

#3 Cliff RobinsonReppin' Rip City
Here is a write-up I did for his nomination into the Ask Your Uncle Hall of Fame:

Clifford Robinson #3 = UConn : 1985-1989, NBA : 1989 – 2007 (Portland, Phoenix, Detroit, Golden State, NJ)

In a 19 year NBA career, Clifford Robinson averaged over 14 points a game. He is seventh most in league history in games played and reached the postseason in all but one year during his career. He was the tallest player to hit 1000 3 pointers at 6’10″ (later broken by Dirk Nowitzki).

His most memorable years of career were in Portland. He reached the NBA finals in 1990 and 1992. From 1992 – 1996 he averaged at least 19 point per game and was named the NBA 6th Man of the Year in the 1992-3 season.

A great competitor who was a mainstay on some very successful teams, Robinson had his collegiate #00 retired at Gampel Pavilion as part of the inaugural men’s class of Connecticut’s ‘Huskies of Honor’. It is in that spirit that I hope we can retire his #3 into the AYU Hall of Fame.

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