Wizards sign 23-year-old Australian native to 2024 Summer League roster

The Washington Wizards signed Tyler Robertson, a 23-year-old Australian wing, to their 2024 Summer League roster.
Washington Wizards, Tyler Robertson, 2024 Summer League
Washington Wizards, Tyler Robertson, 2024 Summer League / Takashi Aoyama/GettyImages

The Washington Wizards are getting ready for Summer League in the midst of all the other craziness that has been going on with free agency still running and the draft having just concluded.

Obviously, the three rookies Washington selected in the draft will take center stage during the summer event, as those are the guys the team wants to build around moving forward.

French big man Alex Sarr (the No. 2 pick in the draft), Pittsburgh guard Bub Carrington (the No. 14 pick in the draft), and Miami wing Kyshawn George (the No. 24 pick in the draft) will all have a chance to show what they can do.

But as is the case for every team in the league, the Wizards will have to full out the rest of the roster with players they want to take a closer look at. Ideally, young guys.

Wizards sign Australian wing Tyler Robertson to 2024 Summer League roster

Well, one guy they brought on board is a 23-year-old wing who is from Melbourne, Australia, and just recently signed a three-year deal to play for the Sydney Kings in the NBL: Tyler Robertson.

The 6-foot-6 wing just wrapped up a five-year career playing college ball in the Pacific Northwest. Robertson played for two years at Eastern Washington and three years at Portland.

In his final year of college ball this past season, Robertson appeared in 33 games, starting all of them. He averaged 16.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.8 assists while shooting 45.2% from the field and 37.2% from behind the arc on 5.5 three-point attempts per game.

Robertson is the exact type of player the Wizards should want to take a look at, largely because of how efficiently he scored the ball while he was in college.

At 23 years old, Robertson is still in the early stages of his basketball career, and you never know what he could turn into. Perhaps he could pop during Summer League.

The Wizards need to add three-point shooting to their roster, and if Robertson ends up getting easier looks in Summer League than he did at Portland, he could bring his efficiency from behind the arc up a bit.

At the very least, he could be fun to watch for Wizards fans in Summer League.