Former Portland Trail Blazer Cliff Robinson has passed away at age 53.

Robinson played 19 seasons in the NBA with the Blazers, Suns, Pistons, Warriors, and Nets.

Robinson, who played in the 1994 All-Star Game, averaged 14.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in 1,380 career games.

"He was our first great player. He came from a difficult background in Buffalo, I watched him evolve as a man. ... He was a good man, had a great career, and was instrumental in a lot of the great things that happened at UConn," said Jim Calhoun.