BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Cliff Robinson, a Buffalo native, Riverside High School graduate and 18-year NBA veteran has died at the age of 53.
UConn Men's basketball announced Robinson's death Saturday morning.
The UConn Basketball family mourns the loss of a legendary player and person, Clifford Robinson. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cliff’s family at this difficult time 🙏— UConn Men's Basketball (@UConnMBB) August 29, 2020
Rest In Peace, Cliff. pic.twitter.com/Bp6Z5hbVUb
Robinson, who was inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 2009, attended college at UConn after graduating from Riverside High School. He was drafted in the second round of the 1989 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers.
Robinson played 18 seasons in the NBA, beginning his career with the Trail Blazers and finishing his career with the New Jersey Nets.