Stanford Robinson to transfer from Indiana

  • 03/25/2015 11:45 am in

Sophomore guard Stanford Robinson is leaving the Indiana program, Inside the Hall has learned. The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.

According to a release by Indiana, Robinson has requested a release from his scholarship in order to transfer to a school closer to home where he can earn more playing time.

“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,” Tom Crean said in the release.  “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.”

Robinson averaged 3.0 points and 1.9 rebounds for the Hoosiers last season. IU’s release states that he’ll continue to use the team’s facilities and have access to academic support through the end of the semester.

“I am grateful to Coach Crean, the assistant coaches and staff and my teammates for helping me become a better man,” Robinson said in the release.  “I hope to find something that is closer to family and where I can have more of an impact on the court. I’ve loved everything about being at IU and am thankful for the support of Hoosier Nation.”

Robinson played two seasons at Indiana, but saw his playing time diminish from 16.9 minutes per game as a freshman to 11.4 minutes per game as a sophomore.

A native of Landover, Maryland, Robinson was suspended for IU’s exhibition games last season as well as the first two regular season games for a violation of team rules.

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  • Key94

    Still doesn’t change my response.

  • hoosier93

    Just ask yourself… will Crean change to help this team be great… simple answer is no. Too stubborn.

  • hoosier93

    Forgotten? He’s turned into one of the better defenders at his position. He plays a role and he likes it. Though I wish the Pacers would trade for him.

  • Eric d

    This program is not in shambles please be positive.

  • don

    Better watch that “junior”. I’m 56 to be exact. And watch that thumb thing. In most of Latin America and West Africa, as well as Greece, Russia, Sardinia and the south of Italy, the thumbs-up basically means the same as the middle finger: “sit on it and swivel”. Also, it’s generally not recommended to use the thumbs-up around the Middle East as it’s pretty much the biggest insult out there – and even worse if you pull off the emphatic version with both hands – so no Fonzie impressions, please.

  • SilentBob

    His defense is average at best. He can handle thinner players like Bosh and Davis but anytime he has to face some like a David West, Blake Griffin, or Lamarcus Aldrige he gets dominated. He is an average rebounder when hot, a below average scorer and passer. He provides some nice hustle play but that will only take him so far. He shouldn’t be a starter on any serious playoff team. Noah Vonleh has looked like twice the player Zeller is anytime he has seen the floor. I imagine he will take most of his minutes next year after the Hornets are done preping him which is a nice luxury they have been afforded.

  • Hoosier4life67

    just 3 point shooters? try 6

  • Hoosier4life67

    Well I would like to wish Stan the best of luck. Personally I figured he was leaving. In my opinion he reminded me of Jeremy Hollowell. Everytime he was on the court I saw negative things happening Until later in the season when it was already too late. I expect a couple more departures to make room for the 2 and hopefully 3rd players to come in. If IU can pick up that true center next year will be a great year. Fingers crossed.

  • SeeingRed

    Ummm, no. Players let the athletic department write the press release and keep their yaps shut about the details. Why? Because they are already damaged goods looking for a new place to land. Last thing Stan or any other player leaving a program would want to do is look disloyal or like a troublemaker to potential new coaches.

    This is basic stuff. If you get “let go” but your boss is willing to give you a nicely worded send off and possibly a good word, are you going to burn that bridge?

  • Snookafly

    Help me out, I can’t recall how debates are decided. Is the winner the first person to get butthurt over semantics, saying “sure. whatever.” to a legitimate point and then giving themselves an “A” for their imagined brilliance? You must have graduated top of your class at law school.

    You can use any descriptor you’d like, but we lost to a Mid-Major. Going into the game we were a consensus underdog and we played to that expectation. Maybe you haven’t watched enough basketball to know when you’re looking at a loser, but the outcome was never in question and it had little to do with the incredible talent of our opponent.

    Forget Lunardi, we lost three straight to finish our season and went 5-9 down the stretch. I probably read 20+ articles questioning whether or not we’d make it in– several on this site– not to mention about 800+ commenters echoing the same sentiment. Our seeding was a gift.

    This year’s squad would’ve been destroyed in the B1G of two years ago. Half of our “marquee wins” came against overrated Butler and SMU in the preseason. The B1G will always get bids because it translates to big $$$ for the NCAA and we absolutely benefitted from it this year.

    Kansas DID lose Alexander. The definition of the word doesn’t change based on what behavior you think is “legitimate”– although getting drunk and running headlong into traffic seems a stretch. If not having your two best bigs at full strength is so meaningless then why is everyone on here crying about our lack of post presence?

  • SeeingRed

    And the some of the same people who said his off court issues were no big deal at the time seem none too sad to see him go now. The two situations really have nothing to do with each other, except possibly to the extent that his mistakes led directly to less playing time, which led to the transfer.

  • SilentBob

    So does the athletic department handle their twitters? Voice after they have already landed at a new college? Or are no longer playing ball like a Mo Creek?

  • dwdkc

    Based on what? Your comments on all but Yogi seem out of left field.

  • SilentBob

    Also many of these players that have been “Creaned” are friends with guys at the next level. You think Austin and Remy haven’t talked to Cody and Vic? You really think Cody Zeller and Oladipo still need his letter of recommendation? They endorse Crean every chance they get

  • Fozan Masri

    Off the topic, but just to clarify, thumbs up doesn’t mean an insult in any way shape or form in the Middle East!! I am from the M East and thumbs up is simply a thumbs up!! That’s all. I went to IU in the 80s and was blessed to witness our last NCAA trophy in 87. Back to the topic, I have streamed many of IU games this season and it made me nervous every time Stan entered the game. So no love lost for him transferring and I wish him the best of luck. The team struggled immensely in defense and I am 100% behind making room to upgrade our front court

  • 5_Banners

    37/91 = .407 so he shoots 41% from three this year. Not bad for an occasional 3. But its not about just shooting the three either, it brings the big man out of the paint and he can drive past the defender too.

  • Eljay

    Players transferred out under RMK as well. Players regularly transfer from other programs. In virtually every game I’ve watched in the tourney this year there seems to be some player on every team who has transferred from another school.

  • Eljay

    …or CTC.

  • 5_Banners

    Got spanked? LOL it was a two point game under 2 minutes.

  • KmanCRK

    Tough part of the English language is words with multiple meanings. I meant Jump SHOT. How many consistently successful programs give up on their Sophomores after not becoming draft ready? Not many. Think Trice at MSU was worth much two years ago? Was Kaminsky much after his Sophomore year?

  • KmanCRK

    Mirror? You are a master of taking people’s comments and twisting them.

    Until the roster is finalized for next year, nobody should make too many assumptions, including me. But we have consistently sent kids off (Roth, Creek, Abel, AE (who I think was not ever going to help), JH (addition by subtraction) and others.

    Point being, we’ve been “Young” for the last two years and most likely will be young next year. Say we get Bryant you’d be looking at a freshman and two sophomores in your starting 5. That to me is still young.

    We could have used Abel this year and Creek a year ago.

  • TomJameson

    No sarcasm needed Mr. Mitchell. lol Of course there’s room for a defensive player, but his offensive game, in Tom Creans style of play, was not what it should have been. I liked his defensive presence.

    Like I said above, and I am sincere, I really like Stan and his game. It really just doesn’t fit CTCs game plan. If one of his guards can’t shoot from the perimeter then it just doesn’t work. I think if Stan developed his shot over the summer (which I’m surprised he didn’t) I believe he would’ve received more minutes, and ergo maybe no transfer.

    I am not a conspiracy theorist on the transfers. Lack of playing time is of great concern to these players, and that is the largest reason for transferring that is not an early out to the NBA.

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  • Eljay

    So you speak for “everybody”?

  • TomJameson

    Hi Forever. You know that was just one game, and I don’t think that’s relevant to his season average. Which, for the record, was down from 16 last year to 6 this year (not exact numbers, but close). Stan averaged many more minutes last year than this year, and that’s where the relevancy resides.

    He also finished last season looking pretty good and showing promise for the season to come (this year), but that never materialized. From the outside looking in it appeared that he didn’t put the work into the things he really needed (outside shot).

    Now before you get all mad at me, you need to know that I do like Stan, and I sincerely hope he goes someplace where his style of play is needed and he gets a lot of minutes. A guard with no outside shot just doesn’t really fit into CTCs game plan. And really, should the plan change to fit one player?

    I think Stans decision is the best for everybody concerned. And it appears that it is an amicable separation for everybody … except for the fans of course. LOL

  • Eljay

    Izzo’s response (i.e., that MSU B-ball wouldn’t be where it is without CTC) is at least as noteworthy as the reporter’s question.

  • Eljay

    If CTC walked on water, some posters would criticize him for not being able to swim.

  • SCHoosier

    No I think the entire team was in the dark re: the 600 plus kids that for multiple reasons (mostly playing time) transferred from their schools last year):

  • IUfanforever

    Hoosier 93…just ask yourself….remember where we came from with the Kelvin Sampson years. We IU are still paying for our arrogance for turning our heads the other way when we hired him. Crean is a average Coach…but was the best at the time we could get to clean up the mess that was left from Sampson. IU asked Crean to do things the right way and graduate players…he is doing that. Who do we get if he is fired??? Don’t fool yourself and say Brad Stevens…because he is not coming from the Celtics. Who do you want Calipari??? I suggest you look up The Pasadena Post and his connection with William Wesley….is that what you want??? Seriously. …not me…how about Boeheim at Syracuse. …hmmm UNC…bogus classes…hmm…not me. Look at the big picture.

  • HannerTime Hoosier

    I hear CTC is taking the upcoming open Wichita State job, it will be a Shocker when they announce it! Lmao.

  • Ole Man

    You’re obviously dazed and confused. I never accused players of thuggery; I’m often on here defending them.
    I think you should speak to the doctor and increase your medication.
    And rationalize all you want. Xavier has got it done while IU has not.

  • Ole Man

    Yamen, those could be things that matter, except they really don’t. Studies have shown that the impact of fan bases isn’t nearly as great as they think it is. Heck, I googled it once and found dudes writing PHD papers on it. Surprised the heck out of me.

  • IU diehard from CT

    Shambles? Lol

  • Ole Man

    I agree with that. My comment is meant to say that Kaminsky shooting the 3 is not a focus of the offense.

  • b_side

    I didn’t use a descriptor that was not representative of the performance. You did. Mine was accurate. You use hyperbole to push an agenda. A narrative that isn’t there. You did it again: “the outcome was never in question”

    I’ll just laugh at that last inaccurate, exaggerated description of the game and move on to the rest of your nonsensical post.

    How we finished the season doesn’t hold more weight than the start of it. That’s the point the selection committee made with our seeding. We worried about being on the bubble because of the media, not because it was true. So your support of 800+ comments were just following the line. The selection committee, aka the people that matter, rewarded us for playing a tougher than average non-conference schedule. Simple as that. So yes, we struggled down the stretch. No arguments there. You just put more weight on it than the ones that actually make the decision.

    Btw, what merit does saying how this year’s squad would have performed two years ago hold? The B1G had a done year. Agreed. I live in 2015. Welcome?

    My point about Alexander is that it appears they shouldn’t have had him in the first place. If it turns out he’s not guilty of taking improper benefits, I’ll gladly bite my tongue. Self telling him to take a seat doesn’t bode well. I’m not sure where I said losing bigs was meaningless though. But feel free to continue putting words in my mouth. I will say this, the manner in which we lost our bigs (injury) isn’t apples to apples. In other words, Kansas losing Alexander is simply karma. I hope you wouldn’t use that word to describe Devin .

  • IU diehard from CT

    Disagree 100%. And I played high level ball. He was the focal point in every possession. Everything was geared on getting him on the post, or at the top of the key looking to drive his man. C’mon man.