Stanley Robinson Commits to UConn

Husky fans have been chomping at the bit for more recruiting news and that moment may have finally arrived. UConn was looking for quantity and quality from the class of 2006 and they have sewn up a commitment from another key addition. According to several sources, 6-9 Stanley Robinson, a forward out of Birmingham, Alabama, has officially given UConn the nod. That commitment gives the Huskies six verbals from the class of 2006.

There has been much speculation that Robinson and/or Alex Stepheson would commit to the Huskies this week. A source stated last week both Robinson and Stepheson "were close to a decision" and that UConn was very much in the game for both. UConn spent the waning days of the contact period making their final pitch to each player. Associate Head Coach Tom Moore was in California with Stepheson while Head Coach Jim Calhoun and Andre LaFleur were in Alabama visiting Robinson. However, Stepheson declared for the North Carolina Tar Heels this evening in California.

The attention paid to Robinson appears to have paid off. The Huffman High School star is's 7th ranked power forward and would certainly give the Huskies another formidable weapon at the forward position. Robinson, a combo forward, has visited Connecticut and Georgia Tech and had scheduled visits this month to Florida and Alabama. It appears Robinson will not be taking his 3rd and 4th official visits.

Robinson is the highest rated commit thus far from the class of 2006. At 7th, Stanley ranks just ahead of Curtis Kelly who is the 8th rated power forward according to's rankings. As far as shooting guards go Ramar Smith is ranked 5th, and Jerome Dyson, who's known for his prolific scoring ability, garnered a rating of 8th. Jonathan Mandeldove is ranked the 11th best man-in-the-middle, but has worlds of potential. Finally, Will Harris, a 6-5 small forward is unranked.

Remember, this does not necessarily mean recruiting will cease for 2006. If the "right player" were to come along another '06 recruit would be a distinct possibility. If the "right player" does not come along the Huskies will still have plenty of talent standing by.

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