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Rumeal Robinson
Point guard
Born November 13, 1966 (1966-11-13) (age 43)
Mandeville, Jamaica
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
High school Cambridge Rindge & Latin
College Michigan
Draft 10th overall, 1990
Atlanta Hawks
Pro career 1990–2002
Former teams Atlanta Hawks (1990–1992)
New Jersey Nets (1992–1994)
Charlotte Hornets (1993–1994)
Portland Trail Blazers (1995–1997)
Phoenix Suns (1996–1997)
Los Angeles Lakers (1996–1997)
KK Zadar (2001–2002)

Rumeal James Robinson (born November 13, 1966 in Mandeville, Jamaica) is a retired American professional basketball player at the guard position. He grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts and graduated from Rindge and Latin High School.



Rumeal played college basketball for the University of Michigan for three years. He average 14.3 points and 5.7 assists during his collegiate career. Rumeal is famous for hitting two crucial free throws with 3 seconds left in the 1989 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship game for the University of Michigan Wolverines against Seton Hall University.

NBA career

Robinson was drafted in 1990 by the Atlanta Hawks with the 10th pick. He was signed to a four-year deal with the Hawks for an undisclosed amount.[1] He also played for the New Jersey Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, and Los Angeles Lakers. Robinson also spent time in the Continental Basketball Association. He played in the Euroleague during the 2001–2002 season for KK Zadar.

He was one of three Robinsons that the Portland Trail Blazers had in their line-up for the 1995–96 NBA season. The others were Clifford Robinson and James Robinson.

Post-NBA career

After his NBA career was over, Robinson attempted to become a property developer in his native Jamaica. On September 4, 2009, he was arrested and charged with bank fraud, bribery and wire fraud related to the financing of the development project. His adoptive mother also alleged that she was swindled out of her home by one of Robinson's business associates when Robinson asked her to use it as collateral for a loan.[2]


  1. ^ "Hawks Sign Top Choice". Retrieved 2007-01-15.  
  2. ^ "Ex-NBA Star Rumeal Robinson Swindled Mom Out Of Her Cambridge Home". Retrieved 2009-10-02.  

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