Orlando Magic Sign Stanley Robinson

The Orlando Magic have officially signed second-round draft choice Stanley Robinson to a contract, per a team release, some of which I've quoted below:

Robinson played on the Magic’s summer league team in the 2010 AirTran Airways Pro Summer League, where he averaged 5.4 points and 5.2 rebounds and shot 50 percent from the floor.

Robinson (6’9", 210, 7/14/88) appeared in 126 career games (103 starts) at the University of Connecticut, averaging 9.8 ppg., 6.2 rpg., 1.0 apg. and 1.03 blkpg. during his four-year collegiate career. As a senior (2009-10), he averaged 14.5 ppg., a team-high 7.6 rpg., 1.0 apg. and 1.21 blkpg. for the Huskies. Robinson helped UConn reach the NCAA Final Four in 2009.

While terms of the deal have yet to surface--and they usually take a while to become readily available--I imagine the deal is only a partial guarantee for this season, given what team president Otis Smith told me about Robinson's chances of making the team last month. It sounded like Smith regarded him as a longshot, and that he'd have to really impress Smith and the coaching staff during training camp.

Robinson is the Magic's 14th player, one shy of the NBA maximum of 15. Smith prefers to carry 13 players in order to give the team flexibility in potential transactions.

I wrote about Robinson's summer-league performance, and its bearing on his potentially making the team, here.

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