Jeremiah Robinson-Earl
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Robinson-Earl with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2022
No. 50 – Oklahoma City Thunder
PositionPower forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (2000-11-03) November 3, 2000 (age 21)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeVillanova (2019–2021)
NBA draft2021 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career2021–present
Career history
2021–presentOklahoma City Thunder
2022Oklahoma City Blue
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Jeremiah Christian Robinson-Earl (born November 3, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Villanova Wildcats.

High school career

Robinson-Earl played his first three years of high school basketball for Bishop Miege High School in Roeland Park, Kansas. As a freshman in 2015–16, he started in all 25 games and averaged 12.4 points to help his team to a 22–3 record. As a sophomore in 2016–17, his team finished with a 22–3 slate. He averaged 14.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.3 blocks, and 1.3 steals per game on a team that won a state title. He was a 2017 Wichita Eagle All-State selection and received a scholarship offer from Kansas.[1] As a junior in 2017–18, he started all 25 games and averaged 21.3 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.3 steals in leading his team to a 22–3 record and a third-straight state title. After his three years at Bishop Miege, Robinson-Earl transferred to IMG Academy for his senior year.[2]

Recruiting

Robinson-Earl was a consensus five-star recruit and one of the top players in the 2019 class. On October 30, 2018, he committed to play college basketball for Villanova over offers from Arizona, Kansas, North Carolina, and Notre Dame.[3]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl
PF
Kansas City, KS IMG Academy (FL) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Oct 30, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:
5/5 stars
   247Sports:
5/5 stars
   ESPN:
5/5 stars
   ESPN grade: 95
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 11  247Sports: 18  ESPN: 14
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Villanova 2019 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  • "2019 Villanova Wildcats Recruiting Class". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  • "2019 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved April 5, 2019.

College career

Robinson-Earl made his Villanova debut in a 97–54 rout of Army, scoring 24 points and pulling down 13 rebounds.[4] He was named Big East freshman of the week on November 11, 2019.[5] At the conclusion of the regular season, Robinson-Earl was unanimously selected to the Big East Freshman Team.[6] He was named Big East Freshman of the Year after averaging 10.5 points and 9.4 rebounds per game and had nine double-doubles.[7] He was named to the Second Team All-Big 5.[8] Following the season Robinson-Earl declared for the 2020 NBA draft but decided to return to Villanova after he was informed he would be a likely second-round pick.[9]

Coming into his sophomore season, Robinson-Earl was named to the Preseason First Team All-Big East.[10] On November 26, 2020, he scored a career-high 28 points and had eight rebounds in an 83–74 win against Arizona State.[11] As a sophomore, Robinson-Earl averaged 15.7 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game, and was named Big East co-Player of the Year. On April 9, 2021, he declared for the 2021 NBA draft, forgoing his remaining college eligibility.[12]

Professional career

Robinson-Earl was selected in the second round of the 2021 NBA draft with the 32nd pick by the New York Knicks, and then was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder.[13] On August 10, 2021, he signed a contract with the Thunder.[14]

National team career

Robinson-Earl played for the United States under-18 basketball team at the 2018 FIBA Under-18 Americas Championship in Canada. He helped his team win the gold medal.[15] At the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup in Greece, Robinson-Earl averaged 12.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, helping his team win the gold medal.[16]

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2021–22 Oklahoma City 49 36 22.2 .414 .352 .741 5.6 1.0 .6 .3 7.5
Career 49 36 22.2 .414 .352 .741 5.6 1.0 .6 .3 7.5

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2019–20 Villanova 31 31 32.7 .454 .328 .814 9.4 1.9 1.1 .5 10.5
2020–21 Villanova 25 25 34.5 .497 .280 .714 8.5 2.2 1.0 .6 15.7
Career 56 56 33.5 .478 .301 .768 9.0 2.1 1.1 .6 12.8

Personal life

Robinson-Earl's father, Lester Earl, played college basketball for LSU and Kansas before embarking on a professional career overseas.[17]

References

  1. ^ Eldridge, Taylor (March 17, 2017). "The 2017 Wichita Eagle All-State boys basketball team". Wichita Eagle. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  2. ^ McDowell, Sam (June 23, 2018). "KU, MU, K-State target Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, son of Lester Earl, leaves Miege". The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved November 28, 2020.
  3. ^ Zucker, Joseph (October 30, 2018). "5-Star Forward Prospect Jeremiah Robinson-Earl Commits to Villanova". Bleacher Report. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  4. ^ "Robinson-Earl spurs No. 10 Villanova past Army in opener". ESPN. Associated Press. November 5, 2019. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
  5. ^ "Marquette's Howard, Villanova's Robinson-Earl Nab First #BIGEASThoops Weekly Honors". Big East Conference. November 11, 2019. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  6. ^ Juliano, Joe (March 8, 2020). "Saddiq Bey leads a group of four Villanova players receiving Big East postseason honors". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  7. ^ "Robinson-Earl Named BIG EAST Freshman of the Year". Villanova Wildcats. March 11, 2020. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
  8. ^ Watkins, Eric (April 15, 2020). "2020 Philly Big 5 men's basketball award winners announced". 247 Sports. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  9. ^ Jensen, Mike (April 14, 2020). "Jeremiah Robinson-Earl returning to Villanova is no small thing". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  10. ^ Hunt, Donald (October 29, 2020). "Villanova basketball team picked to win the Big East". The Philadelphia Tribune. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  11. ^ "No. 3 Villanova beats No. 18 ASU 83-74 to win Empire Classic". NBC Sports. Associated Press. November 27, 2020. Retrieved November 28, 2020.
  12. ^ Juliano, Joe (April 9, 2021). "Villanova's Jeremiah Robinson-Earl declares for NBA draft, signs with an agent". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved July 27, 2021.
  13. ^ "Thunder acquire No. 32 pick Jeremiah Robinson-Earl from Knicks". NBA.com. July 30, 2021. Retrieved August 1, 2021.
  14. ^ "Thunder Signs Jeremiah Robinson-Earl". NBA.com. August 10, 2021. Retrieved September 3, 2021.
  15. ^ "USA claim the FIBA U18 Americas 2018 Championship". Sporting News. June 19, 2018. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  16. ^ "Jeremiah Robinson-Earl". USA Basketball. Retrieved July 28, 2021.
  17. ^ Jensen, Mike (October 24, 2019). "Villanova's Jeremiah Robinson-Earl filling some big shoes". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved July 27, 2021.