Stanford Robinson winning people over 

December, 13, 2011
As an evaluator, there are times when you simply need to see a guy more or in a certain situation. For me, seeing Stanford Robinson (Fairfax, Va./Paul VI) twice this weekend at the National High School Hoops Festival was worth the trip. The 6-foot-5 junior small forward put his team on his back in Paul VI's second game and the picture of who he really is came into focus.

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Dave TelepStanford Robinson is the No. 7-ranked player in the 2013 class from Virginia.
Robinson is supreme left-handed athlete. I’ll confess, there have been a number of times I’ve watched him and wondered if he could score at the highest level. Could he be the guy who gives more than energy? Could he get himself buckets without having to rely on some sort of freaky athletic maneuver?

On Sunday, in the second half against Episcopal, Robinson won me over. He had 10 points to finish with 16, got on the glass for eight rebounds, didn’t turn it over and dropped four assists. It’s the kind of balanced line you can expect to see from a lefty who sees the floor like an elite guard.