After averaging 13.5 points and earning second-team All-Met honors, Stanford Robinson was set to become a star within the D.C. area at Paul VI. Turns out, the guard had his sights set on other things.
Since transferring to national power Findlay Prep (Nev.) in
August, the Indiana recruit has taken a few more steps in his drive to be defined as a winner. As a starter on the country’s No. 1 team, Robinson is averaging 11.3 points, positioning the Pilots for a national championship and adding to a rèsumè that already includes Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and city titles from a year ago at Paul VI.
Though he has no regrets about his decision to transfer, which was expounded upon in this feature, Robinson admits that he misses his “brothers” at Paul VI.
“I love my decision to come to Findlay, but it was a hard decision to make at the time,” Robinson said. “PVI will always be my family. I just felt like I needed to do this to grow as a player and keep showing that I’m a winner.”
Though Paul VI Coach Glenn Farello was disappointed to see Robinson go, he understands these things can happen in the ever-evolving world of high school basketball. And in turn, he’s seen his young team, featuring three sophomore starters, accelerate its development to where, like Findlay, the Panthers can knock off powerhouses like Montverde (Fla.) and Oak Hill Academy.
“A lot of guys feel like they get more of a college experience at the Findlays and Huntington Preps, but we also feel like what we have to offer at Paul VI is just as strong” said Farello, who still trades text messages with Robinson. “Stan was a three-year starter for us and contributed a lot to our team. Every player has different reasons for their choice, but I support Stan and appreciate the time I had to coach him."