Russell Robinson joins Houston Rockets

Originally published June 27, 2008 at 9:32 p.m., updated June 28, 2008 at midnight

Russell Robinson has accepted an invitation to play for the Houston Rockets' summer-league team.

The former Kansas point guard has joined the Rockets as an undrafted free agent.

"I worked out for them twice. They liked me," Robinson said Friday. "They said they can use a guy like me."

Robinson said he was a tad disappointed he wasn't selected in Thursday's NBA Draft. He accepted the Rockets' offer just an hour after the draft ended.

"I wanted to get drafted just to go down in the record books," Robinson said. "But I talked to coach (Bill Self) before the draft and he said it might be best to not get drafted and pick a team or go to a team that really wants me. It's an ongoing audition (for the NBA or Europe)."