MANSFIELD, Connecticut — Husky Nation was in mourning Wednesday after hearing former player Stanley Robinson had died. He was 32.
The Alabama native came to Storrs in 2006 and primarily played small forward under legendary coach Jim Calhoun. Robinson or "Sticks," played all four years at UConn before entering the NBA draft in 2010. He was picked 59th overall in the second round and mainly played in the NBA G League before playing basketball overseas.
Jefferson County Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates said Robinson was found unresponsive by a family member Tuesday at 7:45 p.m in his hometown. He was pronounced dead at the scene 11 minutes later.
UConn great Hasheem Thabeet played with Robinson during his tenure in Storrs, tweeted saying "rest up brother." Both players were part of Connecticut's 2009 Final Four team. Robinson started 103 career games and averaged 9.8 points and 6.2 rebounds over four seasons.
UConn men's basketball also tweeted about Robinson, offering their thoughts and prayers for Stantely's family.