Sunday, June 29, 2008
Robinson Leaves UConn, Return Up in the Air
According to The Day (Ct.), Connecticut sophomore forward Stanley Robinson is back home in Alabama taking summer classes at a local community college, and will miss the first semester of next season. "He will not play in the first semester," head coach Jim Calhoun said. "I'm not keeping him out. The NCAA is not keeping him out. But we asked for a medical redshirt. We just filed it. … We're just going to keep him out of school." Robinson is dealing with personal and academic issues, but wants to return to the Huskies. "He wants to stay here," Calhoun said. "That's what he tells me. He tells me if any school calls not to release his stuff, and we've had them call." Calhoun said Robinson has a tendency to disappear for a few days and return home, and also has a problem with missing classes. "He's got to get his life squared away," Calhoun said. "And this is the only way that we feel that we can get Stanley to start reacting. So he's got some responsibilities this summer. The next step would be the possibility of coming back this January, or next May and be back in summer school with two years' eligibility." The 6-9 Robinson averaged 10.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game last season.