Boston College guard Jerome Robinson went No. 13 overall to the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday night.
2018 NBA Draft: Jerome Robinson taken by the Los Angeles Clippers
Sporting News projected Robinson to be picked just outside the lottery, but he went earlier than expected to the Los Angeles Clippers.
He is the first-ever Eagles player to go in the NBA draft and just the second upperclassman to go in the top 13 this year.
Robinson played three years at Boston College. There was some question about whether he would return for his senior season, but the guard elected to head to the draft. As a junior during the 2017-18 season, he led the Eagles with 20.7 points per game and a 40.9 3-point shooting percentage.
In 90 college games, Robinson scored 17.7 points per game. He scored at least 20 points on 13 occasions this last season, including a game where he tallied a season-high 46 points and made 7 3-pointers against Notre Dame.
Robinson never played postseason basketball at Boston College, but his performance and leadership this last season has the Eagles headed back in the right direction. In his first two seasons, Boston College went 2-34 in the ACC and then 7-11 in 2017-18. With that record, the Eagles earned the No. 12 seed in the ACC Tournament, but won two games in the tournament to advance to the quarterfinals.
Robinson will join the Clippers, who went 42-40 during the 2017-18 NBA season. They missed the playoffs by just 5.0 games.
The 2018 NBA Draft is currently airing on ESPN from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.