NEW YORK — Boston College guard Jerome Robinson walked down a hallway in the bowels of the Barclays Center on Thursday night, his smile the only thing brighter than the crisp, blue Clippers hat he was wearing.
About 20 minutes earlier, Robinson had been selected by Los Angeles with the 13th overall pick of the NBA Draft, becoming BC’s highest draft pick since John Bagley was taken 12th in 1982. Now, he was entering a new, unknown world, but it did not take him long to find a suddenly familiar face.
Former Kentucky point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, whom the Clippers had acquired from the Hornets after he was taken 11th overall, passed Robinson in the hallway. Both players beamed.