Former Yukon men's basketball star Stanley Robinson has died at the age of 32

Former Yukon men's basketball star Stanley Robinson has died at the age of 32

Stanley Robinson, best known for playing brilliantly for the Encino men's basketball team, died Tuesday at his home in Birmingham, Ala.

"He's a very sweet kid," said Jim Calhoun, who hired Robinson and coached him at the Yukon. "The world is tough on him because not all of them are like Stanley Robinson. He's such an attentive man."

Robinson was found dead in her home by her mother, Calhoun. The cause of death has not yet been determined. His alma mater, Huffman Hai, announced his journey via Twitter.

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Former Yukon men's basketball star Stanley Robinson has died at the age of 32

Robinson, 6-foot-9, is known to friends and fans as "sticks" and is very popular with husky fans. He played at Using from 2006-2010, an era that reached the Final Four in 2009. Robinson played 126 games, scoring 9.8 points and 6.2 rebounds, scoring 1,231 points. He scored twice in 34 matches in a row, and always provided highlight-reel docs and put-backs. His windmill dunk is best remembered during a six-OT game at the Big East tournament in Sy09 against Syracuse.

“I’m definitely one of the greatest athletes I’ve coached,” Calhoun said. "He could not get the break he needed."

Robinson created the NBA's Orlando Magic in the second round in 2010, but the camp was cut short on the final day. The NBA lockout in 2011 gave him a chance to hook up. He played in the D-League Developmental League and professionally in Canada and abroad, but several injuries, including the injured Achilles, robbed him of the chance to play in the NBA.

"Drive," Robinson told the court in 2014. "I'm doing a lot, growing up. Our mom always worked in the cemetery at night. But she made sure I had food in my stomach. I had a lot." Motivation - cut short by NBA, without winning the final four. If I make it, there will be tears of joy. "

Robinson played on the Greater Hartford Pro-Am for many summers and was a frequent visitor to the Calhoun team at Eucenone or more recently St. Joseph. He worked with the kids one summer at Hope Dreams Camp in Madison. Robinson plans to return to Connecticut, and Calhoun is helping him get a new job.

While at Usinho, Calhoun suspended him and returned to the team to work for a scrap metal company in Willimantic. Robinson and Calhoun were close after that.

"I talked to him on Monday," Calhoun said. In St. Jose, children are always asking, how are the sticks? '... despite all the rough breaks, there was always a smile on his face. "

Some former colleagues and others with a Yukon connection reacted to the news on social media.

"Forever my brother I love you brother," wrote former colleague Jonathan Mandel. "It hurts because I know you're putting your life together."

“Such sad news,” Daniel Marshall said. "Stanley is a great friend. We always had a great time when we went out and talked to each other."

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