A pair of former Gators are turning heads in Las Vegas during NBA Summer League play, and they are doing it as teammates once again.
Second year swingman Devin Robinson is leading the Wizards in scoring through three games, while rookie point guard Chris Chiozza leads the entire league in assists.
Robinson, who was on a two-way contract with Washington last season, shot 4-11 en route a team high 14 points to open the Summer League for the Wizards. On Sunday, Robinson went for 24 on 9-18 shooting, once again leading the team. Robinson added 22 points in thirty minutes of action helping the Wizards to their first victory over Philadelphia on Monday. Robinson made eight of his ten shot attempts.
Chiozza has been Washington’s starting point guard in each game. In the opener against Cleveland on Friday, Chiozza possibly exhibited some nerves, finishing with 5 points, 5 assists, and 3 rebounds, but also turning the ball over six times. In Sunday’s tight contest with San Antonio, Chiozza completed a double-double with ten points and eleven assists. In the win against the 76ers on Monday, Chiozza had a solid effort with 7 points to go along with 11 assists while only turning the ball over twice.
Robinson is looking to crack the Wizards’ 15-man roster in 2018-19 while Chiozza’s best hope appears to be on another NBA roster. The Wizards are loaded with depth at the guard position that features former Gator Bradley Beal and All-Pro John Wall. The Wizards also recently acquired G Austin Rivers to add to the backcourt depth.
Robinson averaged 8.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in his three seasons at Florida, before declaring for the NBA Draft after his junior season.
Chiozza played four years in Gainesville, finally becoming a regular in the starting lineup for his senior year. As a senior, Chiozza averaged 11.1 points, 6.1 assists, and 4.3 rebounds per contest and helped Florida to the second round of the NCAA tournament.