Devin Robinson declares for NBA Draft

Devin Robinson announced his decision to forgo his senior season with the Florida Gators basketball team via a message posted on his Instagram and Twitter accounts Friday.

“This decision was not easy for me; in fact, it was one of the hardest decisions I have ever faced,” Robinson wrote. “I will be leaving a place that has become my second home.”

In three seasons at Florida, the forward averaged 8.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. He scored 935 points in 105 career appearances along with five double-doubles.

Robinson was a key for the 2016-17 Elite Eight team as he averaged 11.1 points and 6.1 rebounds as a junior. He led the team in total rebounds with 220.

He led the Gators to victory in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, tying a career-high 24 points against East Tennessee State and leading the team with 14 points and 11 rebounds in the second-round win over Virginia.

“We’ll miss Devin here, but he’ll always be a part of the Gator family,” head coach Mike White said. “We’re excited for Devin as he continues to pursue his dream and grateful for his role in helping reestablish the culture and success of the Florida basketball program.”

“The time has come for me to pursue new opportunities as a professional in the NBA,” Robinson wrote. “I know I am ready for this next step and I am personally excited for all the new challenges that will be presented with this decision.”

With Robinson’s long awaited decision made final, The Gators will now await the decision of center John Egbunu. Egbunu has taken steps to test the NBA Draft waters, but has not yet made an official announcement.