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Justin Robinson breaks down Kobi Simmons in Las Vegas

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ - FEBRUARY 24: Monmouth Hawks guard Justin Robinson (12) reacts after making a basket at the end of the second half of the College Basketball game between the Monmouth Hawks and the Siena Saints on February 24, 2017, at the OceanFirst Bank Center in West Long Branch, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)
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The NBA Summer League in Las Vegas is winding down, which means there are fewer opportunities for players fighting for a roster spot to make an impression on a franchise. One player looking to play his way into the NBA is 5-foot-6 former Monmouth point guard Justin Robinson, whose play for the Miami Heat has improved as the summer’s progressed.

During Saturday’s quarterfinal matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies, Robinson beat fellow un-drafted rookie Kobi Simmons off the dribble before scoring a contested basket.

Robinson, last year’s MAAC Player of the Year, accounted for 13 points, five rebounds and three assists off the bench for the Heat. Former Colorado State guard Gian Clavell forced overtime by making a three-pointer with 5.1 seconds remaining in regulation.

However, as nice as those plays were they weren’t enough to get Miami the win as Memphis won 98-95 in double overtime.

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