Rumeal Robinson


1996-97 (#20) 15 3 0.7

Guard, #20


Rumeal Robinson entered the NBA on a great high.

He was dubbed "Mr. Clutch" and was on the cover of Sports Illustrated after helping Michigan win the 1989 NCAA Division I title by making two free throws with three seconds left in the championship game and Seton Hall ahead by one point.

Robinson was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks as the 10th overall pick in 1990. He played for six teams in his six-year NBA career, including 15 games with the Lakers in the 1996-97 season.

After he left the NBA, his life spiraled out of control.

In January 2011, Robinson was sentenced to 6-1/2 years in prison for bank bribery and wire fraud. He had been convicted of defrauding a bank in Des Moines with the help of a bank employee.

— Melissa Rohlin
Feb. 12, 2011