Robinson Drafted by NBA's Expansion Charlotte Bobcats

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Former University of Michigan men's basketball player Bernard Robinson Jr. (Washington, D.C./New Hampton Prep) was selected with the No. 45 overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft by the expansion Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday (June 24).

Robinson becomes the first Wolverine to be selected in the NBA Draft since Jamal Crawford was taken with the eighth pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2000 and then traded to the Chicago Bulls.

Robinson joins Connecticut's Emeka Okafor (No. 2 overall) as the first two selections in Charlotte's franchise history.

A two-time All-Big Ten third team selection and 2004 U-M MVP, Robinson played 120 of 121 games during his four-year Maize and Blue career. He ranks 15th on Michigan's career list for points (1,505), 19th in rebounds (640), seventh in assists (364), and third in steals (169), and he averaged 30.6 minutes per game for his career.

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