Stanford Robinson transfers from Indiana

Sophomore Stanford Robinson will transfer from Indiana and seek more playing time elsewhere.

Indiana sophomore guard Stanford Robinson will transfer from Indiana and seek more playing time elsewhere, the school announced Wednesday. The story was first reported by CBS' Jon Rothstein.

The news of Robinson's transfer is hardly surprising. The Landover, Mary. native struggled mightily in a diminished role last season, averaging 3.0 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 11.4 minutes per game. Robinson often forced the issue in an effort to earn more minutes, but it never worked for him.

Robinson averaged 6.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in 16.9 minutes per game as a freshman.

“I respect Stan’s desire to contribute more on the court and understand that the opportunity to play closer to your family is something he would like to have happen,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said in a statement. “I think he has grown a great deal and matured in the two years he has been a part of the program and I hope he takes his experiences at Indiana University to remind him of what he can accomplish not only as a basketball player, but as a human being.”

Robinson's departure means Indiana is now oversigned by one instead of two. One more player must leave the program this offseason.

“I am grateful to Coach Crean, the assistant coaches and staff and my teammates for helping me become a better man,” Robinson said in a statement. “I hope to find something that is closer to family and where I can have more of an impact on the court. I’ve loved everything about being at IU and am thankful for the support of Hoosier Nation.”


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