Former UConn basketball player, Stanley Robinson, has died at the age of 32 at his home in Birmingham, Alabama. No cause of death has been revealed at this time.
UConn Men’s Baskeball tweeted out the news with their condolences for Robinson’s loss.
“The UConn Basketball family grieves the loss of a great player and an even greater person, Stanley “Sticks” Robinson,” the post read. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Stanley’s family at this difficult time Rest In Peace, Sticks.”
The UConn Basketball family grieves the loss of a great player and an even greater person, Stanley “Sticks” Robinson. Our thoughts and prayers are with Stanley’s family at this difficult time 🙏
Rest In Peace, Sticks. pic.twitter.com/ihm5z0h1OK
— UConn Men's Basketball (@UConnMBB) July 22, 2020
Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Robinson studied at the University of Connecticut where he excelled in basketball for the Huskies from 2006-2010. Following his college career, he was drafted by the Orlando Magic, but waived prior to the season. He went on to play most of his professional career in South America before moving back to Alabama with his three children.
A GoFundMe page was set up by Stanley’s uncle, Fabian Harris, to help his mother and family with funeral expenses.
According to the page, Stanley “passed away tragically on July 21.”
“Affectionately called “Sticks” for his long limbs and unbelievable ability to jump out of the gym he was well liked by his coaches, teammates, family and friends,” the page read. “He loved the game of basketball more than anything else and continued his career for many years after college playing in the NBA and overseas. Stanley leaves behind his grieving Mom and Dad and 3 beautiful girls. ”
Our thoughts are with the Robinson family at this time.