UF’s Robinson declares again, but won’t sign with agent

Chris Chiozza’s buzzer-beating 3-ball beat Wisconsin in overtime to send the Gators to their fifth Elite Eight in the last seven seasons.

Published on Saturday, 4/1/17, at 1:18 a.m. Eastern.

Just like last season, Florida’s Devin Robinson will test the NBA waters without signing with an agent. When he did so last year, a stress fracture in his left foot was discovered that required surgery, prompting him to return for his junior campaign.

Robinson had the best season of his collegiate career, starting 35 of 36 games. D-Rob averaged 11.1 points and 6.1 rebounds while shooting at a 47.5 percent clip from the floor.

According to the Gainesville Sun’s Pat Dooley, who first reported the news about Robinson, the 22-year-old is leaning toward staying in the NBA Draft. However, NBADraft.net’s latest mocks have Robinson going No. 58 overall in the second round of the 2018 (not the upcoming 2017) Draft.

Florida will be losing three seniors in Kasey Hill, Justin Leon and Canyon Barry. Robinson’s status won’t be determined until some point in May. John Egbunu is also considering leaving early even though he probably won’t be able to play until January of 2018 after tearing his ACL at Auburn on Valentine’s Day. Egbunu is nowhere to be found in the aforementioned website’s mocks for 2017 or 2018.

As of right now, UF’s roster will consist of senior guard Chris Chiozza, junior guard KeVaughn Allen, junior center Kevarrius Hayes, junior guard Jalen Hudson (a transfer from Va. Tech who sat out 2016-2017), sophomore forward Keith Stone, sophomore guard Eric Hester, sophomore center Gorjok Gak, redshirt freshman forward Dontay Bassett and four incoming freshmen.

We shall see on Robinson and Egbunu. The four-player 2017 freshman class is ranked ninth in the nation at ESPN.com

Hudson scored 28 points in his next-to-last game for the Hokies in an 86-81 win over Princeton in the 2016 NIT.

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