Stan Robinson headed to Rhode Island #iubb

Former Indiana guard Stan Robinson announced Tuesday that Rhode Island will be his next home.

Robinson, who declared his intention to transfer a week after IU’s season ended in late March, also considered VCU. Robinson appeared in 32 games last season, making one start. He averaged 3.0 points and 1.9 rebounds, while recording 39 assists against 30 turnovers.

“Thank you God for Helping me make my decision,” Robinson posted on his Twitter account Tuesday afternoon. “Thank you Vcu and Rhode Island for recruiting me. Vcu your fan base is amazing. Thank you too … I will be a Rhody Ram.”

Rhode Island advanced to the second round of the NIT last season, finishing third in the Atlantic 10 Conference with a 23-10 record and a 13-5 conference mark. Robinson will sit out next season, per NCAA transfer rules, but he has two years of eligibility remaining.

He was a four-star recruit when he committed to Indiana’s 2013 class, and started nine game as a freshman. His playing time dropped from 17 minutes per contest in his first season to 11.4 minutes as a sophomore, and his decision to switch shooting hands never produced the consistency or success he sought.

Robinson, along with Yogi Ferrell, was arrested by Indiana State Excise Police in April 2014 for underage drinking and possesion of a fake ID. IU coach Tom Crean later suspended Robinson and classmate Troy Williams for four games at the start of the season for a reported failed drug test.

As Robinson struggled both on and off the court, Crean continued to offer public support for the Landover, Md. native.

“I respect Stan’s desire to contribute more on the court and understand that the opportunity to play closer to your family is something he would like to have happen,” Crean said in a statement after Robinson announced his decision to transfer. “I think he has grown a great deal and matured in the two years he has been a part of the program and I hope he takes his experiences at Indiana University to remind him of what he can accomplish not only as a basketball player, but as a human being.”

On Monday, Robinson tweeted at incoming Indiana recruit O.G. Anunoby, wishing Anunoby luck as he prepares to begin his career at IU.

“Good Luck up there keep your head on right,” Robinson tweeted, “don’t make the mistakes I made. Be the best you can be everyday.”

4 comments

  1. Good luck @ URI Stan. Your tweet to OG Anunoby indicates your growth, character & accountability for your actions. Well done.
    Go Hoosiers! ! !

  2. Can’t help but think there is more to the story here. Prehaps a more low key incident similar to davis and Hanner ordeal. Seems l8ke he didn’t want to go b I t put himself in a position where it was his only option. Pure speculation on my part but the tweet doesn’t sound like it matches the story.

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