Robinson to transfer to Rhode Island

Stanford Robinson has opted to transfer to Rhode Island.

Stanford Robinson made his transfer decision on Tuesday.

After taking visits to Rhode Island and VCU, Robinson, who is transferring from Indiana, has decided to sign with Rhode Island and Danny Hurley. Robinson informed Scout of the news.

“There’s a lot of reasons,” Robinson said when asked about his choice to go to Rhode Island. “When I went on my visit, I immediately felt a family connection between every single coach and player that I was introduced to.

“That was a big thing for me,” he added. “Also URI is on the way up in the A-10. They finished second in the conference and I think they have big things coming up.”

As a sophomore at Indiana, Robinson averaged 6.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in 16.9 minutes of action a game.

“The best thing I needed to do is go to a situation where deep down in my heart I could see myself on the team and actually winning,” Robinson said.

Robinson also mentioned he was impressed with Rhode Island coach Danny Hurley.

“It’s actually kind of weird because I was really dealing with David Cox and then he told me coach Hurley is not a recruiting type of coach, but once you get up there he’s going to blow you away,” he said. “Once I got there, he was straight up and he apologized for not being so much involved in the recruiting process.”

“He told me he was going to keep it real with me on the visit,” Robinson added. “He laid out a plan for me that will develop and get me better in my off year. He also has a academic plan for me that will get me graduated by my junior year.”

Coming out of high school, Robinson, who played AAU for Team Takeover, was regarded as a four-star prospect and as the No. 59 overall recruit. Robinson was a standout at Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI before ending his high school career at Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep.

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