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Duncan Robinson '13 to compete in NBA 3-point contest

Sharpshooter earns spot to compete during NBA All-Star Weekend.

By
Brian Muldoon
February 13, 2020
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Duncan Robinson '13 has been one of the best shooters in the NBA this season and will aim to take the three-point contest crown at NBA All-Star Weekend. Image courtesy Miami Herald Media Company

Duncan Robinson’s unique journey from Exeter to the NBA has been filled with memorable milestones and accolades, and he continues to climb the ranks. From NCAA Final Four runs, to being an NBA G-League prospect turned NBA starter for the Miami Heat, Robinson will hope to add 3-Point Contest champion to his resume on Saturday.

“I’m never surprised at the opportunities Duncan creates for himself,” said Exeter head coach Jay Tilton, who coached Robinson and teammates to a 25-1 record and a Class A championship in 2012-13. “For every challenge that’s presented, he’s prepared, stays in the moment, and genuinely enjoys it. I honestly believe that is why more and more opportunities like this have come his way.” 

Robinson, who has burst onto the scene this season as one of the top shooters in the NBA, is one of eight participants for the event, which will take place as part of NBA All-Star Weekend. Past winners of the 3-point contest include some of the best shooters in the history of the sport, including names like Larry Bird, Ray Allen, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Robinson hopes to add his name to the list.

He currently ranks fifth in the NBA in 3-pointers made this season with 168 and sits sixth overall in 3-point field goal percentage, hitting at a 43.5 percent clip. He even made some history when he hit 10 three’s in a game back in December, tying the Heat franchise record for most in a game. A year after making his NBA debut and appearing in just 15 games, Robinson has elevated to a full-time starter for the Heat this season, averaging 12.5 points and three rebounds per game.

What: MTN DEW 3-Point Contest
When: Saturday, Feb. 15, 9 p.m. ET
Where: United Center, Chicago
TV: TNT