Stanley Robinson, a former star forward for the University of Connecticut (UConn) basketball team, has passed on suddenly on Monday evening, the school declared on Wednesday.
Stanley Robinson, who turned 32 years of age a week ago, was selected by Calhoun and his staff out of Huffman High in Birmingham where Robinson was named Mr. Alabama Basketball in 2005-06. Favored with a near-perfect basketball body at 6-8 and 220 pounds with stunning athletic ability, Robinson showed up in 126 games for the Huskies, which ranks 23rd all-time, with 103 starts, 10th all-time.
Stanley Robinson, who led the Huskies to many successes between 2006-2010, died unexpectedly on Monday evening at his home in Birmingham, Alabama, as per a news release. His reason for death was not promptly known. The Hartford Courant announced that his body was found by his mom.
“I am truly heartbroken,” Stanley Robinson’s coach at UConn, Jim Calhoun, said in a statement. “Stanley was such a beautiful person, caring and giving. He was a gentle soul, too gentle for this world.”
“He was not only loved by his teammates, but everybody who met Sticks liked him. He will always be a Husky,” Calhoun added.
The previous coach portrayed Stanley Robinson as “easily one of the best athletes I ever coached” and his details demonstrate it.
Stanley Robinson scored 1,231 points and got 776 bounce back over his four-year UConn career. He helped his team win 90 matches, including a 31-5 record in 2008-09, when the Huskies arrived at the Final Four. Robinson was among the best dunkers and athletes in college basketball during his time with the Huskies (2006-10) and moved Connecticut to the 2009 Final Four.
In any event, when Calhoun suspended him for the first semester of his junior season, Calhoun didn’t leave or hold any grudges, however he worked in a scrapyard to gain his spot back on the team.
“Most kids would have said, ‘Screw you,'” Calhoun told ESPN in 2008. “Stanley could have left in a heartbeat, but he’s unique.”
He returned better than ever seen, in the end being drafted by the Orlando Magic in the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft. Notwithstanding, he was postponed on the last day of training camp.
Stanley Robinson played with the Iowa Energy of the NBA Developmental League and proceeded with his professional basketball career with the National Basketball League of Canada, as well as in Iceland, Chile and various different nations. Be that as it may, wounds eventually finished his career, as indicated by the university.
“‘Sticks’ just couldn’t ever get the break he needed,” Calhoun said in the statement. “But no matter what happened, he always had a smile on his face.”
Stanley Robinson is survived by three daughters.