Stanford Robinson transferring to Findlay Prep

  • 08/22/2012 5:34 pm in

Washington Post: Stanford Robinson, Indiana recruit, transferring from Paul VI to Findlay Prep

“Paul VI is a great school, it’s just I felt like I needed to play in a great situation,” Robinson said. “That’s what Findlay Prep is, it’s just a higher notch, one notch up. Taking my game to another level. I feel like it could prepare me more than Paul VI could give me.”

Robinson, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound guard, said he did not consult with any of his coaches on the decision, and made the choice to transfer on Tuesday night before informing Paul VI Coach Glenn Farello and Indiana Coach Tom Crean on Wednesday. Robinson informed Farello about an hour before he tweeted the decision, he said.

“This decision was really between my mom and my dad and my little brother,” Robinson said. “We made it as a family decision. We didn’t sit down with anybody to get their take on it. We felt like with the connections and politics in basketball, you never know who you can trust nowadays. We just decided to make it a family thing.”

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  • I love that he made this a family decision and left out the leeches. Sounds like he has a good head on his shoulders.

  • I love that he made this a family decision and left out the leeches. Sounds like he has a good head on his shoulders.

  • Luke72

    How does this effect his verbal to IU? After the last 30 days you never know!

  • b_side

    On the outside looking in, none that I can see. Prep schools (in theory) help student athletes get their academics in order (if they need it) and allow for better competition. Both aspects should bode well for his future here.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    I just hope this doesn’t affect his commitment. If it doesn’t, it could be really beneficial to his game, and subsequently, IU’s team.

  • I disagree… He makes a “family decision” and doesn’t even consult with the coaches. How many times have we seen a top recruit make a “family decision” the night before signing day? Could be a signal of a ship jumper.

  • I disagree… He makes a “family decision” and doesn’t even consult with the coaches. How many times have we seen a top recruit make a “family decision” the night before signing day? Could be a signal of a ship jumper.

  • achurt

    He is a kid… and this decision is really no one’s business outside of him and his family. It could be a signal, but I don’t think it looks like one.
    Who knows… maybe he has a really bad relationship with his coaches… or doesn’t trust them.
    Either way – my heart dropped when i saw “Stanford Robinson transferring” after the string of bad luck we’ve seen the past couple weeks.

  • nickmeadows

    Sounds like he is being careful after he saw what happened to Patterson. Hope thats his only reasoning

  • Arsdale

    Findlay sounds like it’s all that’s bad with big-time high school ball. There’s no other way to spin this:
    http://www.masslive.com/hoophallclassic/index.ssf/2011/01/findlay_prep.html

  • SCHoosier

    I find it strange that he wouldn’t involve his coaches..current and future. Maybe he needs a stronger academic resume (given what happen to Patterson)..and maybe the competition is better. Usually…Catholic schools enforce a fairly rigid academic requirement..so that makes me wonder what his real motivation is…his academic plate should have been full where he was. Huuummm.

  • IUCubFan

    Love this site, but there are too many pessimists on here. Quit being so dramatic and over thinking every decision. Only 3 of 7 posts so far about Stan’s decision to prepare himself better for college were positive. This kid is IU bound. Sit back and relax.

  • It is probably a reaction to Patterson not having his academics in order. He wants to make sure his grades are up to snuff like his basketball is.

  • Dave

    I can’t remember his name, but the coach at Lawrence North in Indy (after he just lost one of his top players to a private school) stated that about 15 years from now Indiana HS basketball will be like an intramural program because all the good players will go to these basketball schools. I don’t like it, but I can’t blame the kid if he sees basketball as his “ticket” to a better life.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Forgive us for being pessimistic in light of our recent situation with Trey. And ND Kendrick’s supposition that James will decommit too

  • Evansville Hoosier

    I think he just wants a bigger stage; I wouldn’t read too much into it. That’s why he chose IU! The exposure is tremendous.

  • IUCubFan

    “our situation” with Trey? You, I, nor any other IU fan has anything to do with these recruits decisions. So they at not “our situations”. If Stan decommits, then so be it. These guys will not make or break the success of Crean’s recruiting classes. There are many other recruits in these classes that would/will love to play for a scho with as much tradition as IU.

  • DarkSouth

    It’s a great decision.

    Let’s be honest, Findlay is a basketball factory churning out elite players better than anyone else right now. Stan is gonna eat, breathe, and sleep basketball while there.

    Stan is ranked around 50-60 by recruiting services. Extrapolate that out and they’re saying he’s a fringe NBA guy. By going to Findlay he gets to:

    + focus on getting better every day without distractions, surrounded by guys with the same focus.

    + gets in front of NBA scouts frequently. Lot of talent on the court for their games and if he can show something he’s gonna get their attention.

    +Plays with and against elite talent with minimal restrictions for travel and number of games.

    I think it makes sense for Stan.

  • HoosierDadE

    Jack Keefer

  • HoosierDadE

    Currently the lose of Trey doesn’t fully break that recruiting class because I agree there is time to recover…but it certainly changes the complexion

  • IUCubFan

    Agree!

  • 888

    On a positive note theres alot of good players at Findlay that Stan will be in their ear about IU. Yes they can be in his too but this kids been preaching IU ever since he commited. In reality they only have a few months to work on him before he signs with IU. I think its a good move for Stan. Have a little faith fellas. I know Trey was a huge blow but this is gonna be a speacil year for IU. I think that once these recruits see what can be accomplished at IU they will be lining up to play here. Trey included.

  • 888

    On a positive note theres alot of good players at Findlay that Stan will be in their ear about IU. Yes they can be in his too but this kids been preaching IU ever since he commited. In reality they only have a few months to work on him before he signs with IU. I think its a good move for Stan. Have a little faith fellas. I know Trey was a huge blow but this is gonna be a speacil year for IU. I think that once these recruits see what can be accomplished at IU they will be lining up to play here. Trey included.

  • marcusgresham

    That’s the same guy who mystically seems to end up with 7-footers walking the halls of his school. My old high school went from 1977 until about 1989 until they had a kid taller than 6’4 (there were one or two listed 6’5″ but that was questionable,) and still have only had like one kid over 6’6″ since then, so I’m not crying for Keefer feeling like he’s losing players to “recruiting.”

  • marcusgresham

    That’s the same guy who mystically seems to end up with 7-footers walking the halls of his school. My old high school went from 1977 until about 1989 until they had a kid taller than 6’4 (there were one or two listed 6’5″ but that was questionable,) and still have only had like one kid over 6’6″ since then, so I’m not crying for Keefer feeling like he’s losing players to “recruiting.”

  • Evansville Hoosier

    I’m not suggesting we do; I use “our” in the same situation I’d use “we won the game”. Not saying we had to do with the win, just that, somewhat, we are part of the university.

    And yes, Crean could recover, but the later these defections happen, the more likely Crean doesn’t have time to find someone of the same caliber.

  • I think the fact that he made the decision without speaking with CTC first stood out to us all at first, but this in no way makes him a ship jumper. It was a decision that he probably knew coach would have supported… Can’t hardly blame a guy for wanting to improve his game, esp when he’s headed our way next year!

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I don’t believe there is any reason to get alarmed. He and his family made their own decision. We don’t own these guys. Good luck to SR at Tinsley and we will see ya next fall!

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I don’t believe there is any reason to get alarmed. He and his family made their own decision. We don’t own these guys. Good luck to SR at Tinsley and we will see ya next fall!

  • gerald

    Crean isnt his coach yet it doesnt really matter what he thinks

  • HoosierTrav

    I think this is a great decision. The kid seems to have a great head on his shoulders. At Findley, he will travel and play against some fierce competition. This will get him acclimated to the rigors of college bball, as well as being away from his family. He’s not decommiting from IU guys. No Chance!!! He loves IU and it seems like every post on twitter is something raving about being a part of Hoosier nation. Hell, he may even prove himself against better competition and end up high enough ranked to be a mcdonalds all american! Our 3rd in a row!

  • MillaRed

    Boy I tell you, ITH these days sure does have a lot of people that love to hit that dislike button. Did it ever occur to you people that you may be discouraging posts by doing so? Everyone is entitled to their opinions. It seems like peeps are “disliking” just to bring people down. Didn’t used to be like that in here.

    What is wrong with Luke’s comment? Is the world constantly full of rose petals and pixie dust? Shizz happens. We’ve had some not so good things happen to the program and IU fans are a little concerned about it. Let them be concerned. It’s a part of life. Sheez.

  • MillaRed

    Be careful SC. Carefully thought out analysis is frowned upon in here these days. The mighty dislike button has spoken!

    I think Stan will be fine. We’re all just feeling the pain of Trey and RP these days.

  • RB

    I have a hard time seeing this as a good thing. Findlay appears to be a travel team/basketball factory that is loosely affiliated with a school (“Henderson International School”). If you do a little research, you find that all the kids live in one single family residence and are required to maintain a 2.0 GPA. When you go to a “school’s” website and it’s nothing but hoops, the facilities, and their sponsorship with Nike you become suspect. Think it could easily be a pre-cursor to a recruitment reopening and I wonder how much academic prep is actually occurring versus basketball prep. Who knows, maybe it’s nothing and it actually takes the kid to another level.

  • IUCubFan

    I think all will be fine. Stan’s not going anywhere. I am excited to see maybe some of his games on ESPN during the season. Usually that prep school gets some airtime.

  • adam

    if i were to guess, a ‘dislike’ usually means you just disagree with the opinion of the person that posted. if you do ‘dislike’ something i promote replying with why, but whatever.

    i think that people are afraid of recruits/recruits parents/whoever getting some of the negative nancies’ comments back to the recruits themselves. its a valid fear, but noone should ever read too much into fans posting mostly anonymously on the internet.

  • adam

    if i were to guess, a ‘dislike’ usually means you just disagree with the opinion of the person that posted. if you do ‘dislike’ something i promote replying with why, but whatever.

    i think that people are afraid of recruits/recruits parents/whoever getting some of the negative nancies’ comments back to the recruits themselves. its a valid fear, but noone should ever read too much into fans posting mostly anonymously on the internet.

  • adam

    i doubt its the academic route either. a bigger stage and stiffer competition are certainly outcomes of this transfer. maybe he is looking for more exposure to college coaches, who knows? i do remember reading comments that stan has been in other players’ ears about coming to IU.

  • Oldguyy

    One possibility as to why he didn’t tell Crean beforehand is that if he had, it might appear to the Paul VI coach that Crean had orchestrated this, causing bad feeling toward him.

  • Did you read the whole Washington Post’s article?? It says ”
    Robinson was suspended for the City Title Game last season after violating school rules.”
    I do not know about this kid, it sounds suspicious that he transfers without consulting his coaches, smells like trouble.

  • hoosierdad

    This is no big deal stan is looking to get a little better I think he made the right call

  • DarkSouth

    Hadn’t thought of it like that Adam, there’s probably a number of ways people interpret it a “dislike”.

    Personally, I rarely use the “dislike” unless someone is getting personal with an argument or doing something uncalled for, so i get Milla’s comment.

  • This is how I use it, simply to state that I disagree.

  • This is how I use it, simply to state that I disagree.

  • Derbus

    I doubt it is because of academics, Findlay is a perennial top 10 High School program. Stan wants to be the best.
    Trey is making a mistake if he opens recruitment and does not follow his initial commitment. His comments eluded to having a coach make him better in one year! Wtf, are you kidding me, look what CTC did with DWade. Trey also commented on how drafted players perform after 1, 2, and 3 years . . . thus what is the coaches track record?! I highly suggest he observe Cody this season, if he does not deliver everything CTC outlined as an all around, hard book cover player . . . then go elsewhere. Rather than give up, I suggest every ITHer continue to tell the Cream and Crimson story . . . focus on the caliber of athlete that plays for IU: High Character/Integrity, Ultimate Passion for Hoops, Connect with Fans for Life, Professional, Great Students, Give Back to the Community!!!

  • You know reading these posts when things happen I just marvel at the thought that 3 years ago IU fans were hoping to get one of the kids of Stans caliber. Now we have alot of those kids and seem to be getting greedy. Can we just enjoy the direction the program is going and sit back and appreciate where we are from 3 years ago? I’m so happy IU is relevant again. Now I don’t have to turn the TV off halfway through the second half so I’m not depressed. Go IU!!!!!!

  • 888

    I agree Milla. Some of us are willing to say things on here that maynot be positive and man it can get nasty quick. Its almost like we can never say anything negative or else your an IU hater. Honestly if it was just ra ra on here it would be just like a blind follower UK sight. Its good for there to be different opinions in here guys it keeps the conversations interesting. Its the difference between us and those fans down south that really beleive Cals that damn good. LOL BLIND OBIDIENCE. Things arent always peachy guys but yes were in the right dirrection thanks to CTC. Enjoy the year boys(its been a while since weve been this good) but still understand that some people may not be convinced that everythings great.

  • INexpat2001

    For those wondering why the news re: Stanford Robinson has raised some eyebrows and is perhaps disconcerting to some — see below link to Luke Winn’s Commitment Project article at SI studying data and finding links between HS Recruit behavior and college transfers and decommits. The money quote (imho) is this: “Our data revealed that a player who attended multiple high schools was almost twice as likely to decommit from a college than was a single-HS recruit.”

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/luke_winn/08/01/commitment.trends/index.html#ixzz24OydDJjd

  • On twitter I asked him if he was decommitting and he replied with “Hell no, I love #IUBB” I then replied with “haha good. I’ve gotta be careful tho w/ Lyles decommitting and everything.” His next response was “I feel you bro but you don’t gotta worry bout me IM 100% hoosier.”

  • On twitter I asked him if he was decommitting and he replied with “Hell no, I love #IUBB” I then replied with “haha good. I’ve gotta be careful tho w/ Lyles decommitting and everything.” His next response was “I feel you bro but you don’t gotta worry bout me IM 100% hoosier.”