Indianapolis, IN- What a recent stretch of games for Indiana Hoosiers freshman Stanford Robinson. The young guard has looked to have figured something out since the Dec. 7 game against North Florida as he’s had at least six points in seven of the eight games since. He’s been a very good shooter, shown to have a knack for getting to the lane and has shown leadership on the court.
That’s what Indiana is looking for out of their shooting guard position.
That’s why the 6-foot-4 guard should be rewarded with a start in the next game against Wisconsin on Tuesday night.
Indiana has gotten off to some slow starts recently, but Robinson and sophomore guard Yogi Ferrell could give them a spark that’s needed so the Hoosiers don’t have to rely on a comeback. Robinson has been an integral part of the last three comebacks as all happened to be in conference play.
He had only one point against Illinois but gave 19 minutes of solid effort keeping the Hoosiers in the game. Against Michigan State last Saturday, he had a career-high 11 points on 5-for-9 shooting in 26 minutes.
Robinson backed that up Saturday as he had nine big points against Penn State to help spark this team for the third straight game off the bench. Now I know you want him to keep giving them something off the bench, but it’s time to keep sophomore guard Jeremy Hollowell off the court and leave Evan Gordon to back up Robinson and Ferrell.
Indiana started Gordon against Penn State, but Robinson gives them more of a threat. So why not start Robinson and allow Gordon to maximize his efforts and hide his weaknesses off the bench?
I think inserting Robinson in the starting five could put Indiana back on track. If they don’t start him, he at least deserves starter’s minutes off the bench. He’s been a bright spot for Indiana over the past month.