Like most recent college graduates, T.J. Cline is putting his best foot forward trying to find his first job.
Cline's job search is a little different than most of the other two million or so college graduates across the country.
The reigning Atlantic 10 Player of the Year has been busy showing off for plenty of NBA teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets last week.
This week brings another hectic schedule for Cline with visits to the Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings and Brooklyn Nets.
“I've been fortunate to be around the game my entire life and watched a lot of film,” Cline said. “I'm just trying to do my best to show my entire skillset to as many teams as possible and see what opportunities are presented to me. All I can do is put my best effort forward.”
Cline became the 10th Spider in program history to earn All-American status after ranking in the top-five in the Atlantic 10 in points (18.5), rebounds (7.8) and assists (5.6).
A native of Plano, Texas, he put together one of the most impressive individual seasons in Richmond basketball history. In single-season records, he finished eighth all-time with 648 points, second all-time with 197 assists and 10th all-time with 272 rebounds. No other Richmond Spider has ever finished in the top 10 of all three categories in one season.
He tallied the first triple-doubles in Richmond history and was one of just two players in the country with multiple triple-doubles this season.
Cline ranked 22nd in the NCAA in assists, tallying the most assists by any player 6-9 or taller in the country.
He finished his career ranked eighth all-time with 1,647 points, sixth all-time with 632 field goals made and seventh all-time with 374 career assists.