It was a big 24 hours for Paul VI Catholic guard Stanford Robinson. The 6-foot-3 rising junior led the Panthers to a pair of summer-league victories at different sites – one over host DeMatha in a league championship game – then picked up a scholarship offer from Pittsburgh.
“He has all the tools, all the intangibles and he’s working hard,” Paul VI Coach Glenn Farello said, noting that Robinson just turned 16 last week. “He has a shooting guard’s mentality and he’s a playmaker too.”
Robinson already has scholarship offers from Rutgers, Miami, Massachusetts, Virginia Commonwealth and Drexel.
The Panthers, 28-2 this summer, started Monday night with a 6:40 game against Takoma Academy in the first round of The Rock league tournament at High Point in Beltsville. After a 47-27 victory, Paul VI hit the road for the 12-mile drive to DeMatha in Hyattsville.
“No one was permitted to stop” along the way, Farello said, adding that he scrapped giving a postgame talk. “They were only allowed to stop for Gatorade at the High Point concession stand.”
DeMatha had rescheduled the championship game in its Elite Hoops Summer League for 8:30, swapping starting times with the league’s all-star game, which moved to 7 p.m. Guards Patrick Holloway and Tilman Dunbar scored 24 and 23 points, respectively, and Robinson had 20 points and 12 rebounds in a 75-72 victory.
“What I really liked about last night’s game is both teams were just making plays,” Farello said. “Both teams brought their ‘A’ games.”
Holloway, a 6-1 rising senior guard, holds scholarship offers from George Washington, George Mason, St. Joseph’s, Towson, Delaware and Kent State. Rising senior forward Coleman Johnson, who had 12 rebounds against DeMatha, holds 12 scholarship offers from several mid-major programs, while Dunbar is receiving interest from teams in the Ivy and Patriot leagues and the America East.