Duke is adding a familiar face to bolster the coaching staff.
Justin Robinson, the former five-year Blue Devil veteran, is returning back to Duke as the director of player development, head coach Jon Scheyer announced Tuesday night.
“Justin Robinson embodies the values of our program as well as anyone," Scheyer said in a team release. "His work ethic, knowledge of Duke basketball culture, and professional experience will be invaluable to our current players. This is the perfect example of what The Brotherhood is all about. I'm excited to have him back at Duke.”
The San Antonio native played in Durham between 2016 and 2020, recording 55 game appearances. He was part of two ACC Championship teams in 2017 and 2019.
“This is an incredible opportunity to be a part of the team that Coach Scheyer is building and the program that I have such a deep connection to," Robinson said. “My main goal is to help players grow — on and off the court.”
Robinson was a captain in his graduate season of 2019-2020, and his best game came that year against North Carolina on Senior Night, where the forward scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds in his first-career start.
He graduated from Duke in 2019 with a psychology degree, and obtained a master’s of management from the Fuqua School of Business in 2020. After his playing career, he played professionally in Europe for three years, including being on the San Antonio Spurs summer league roster in 2021.
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Ranjan Jindal is a Trinity sophomore and an assistant Blue Zone editor of The Chronicle's 119th volume.