Sunday, March 25, 2012

Some Local College Hoops Stories You May Not Know About

Obviously, we focus almost entirely on UConn men's basketball on this blog. But there are other college basketball stories in this state that fly a bit too much under the radar thanks to all the interest the Huskies generate.

One is T.J. Robinson, the West Haven resident and Bridgeport native who just completed a terrific, four-year career at Long Beach State. You may know the 49ers simply as that team that plays a ridiculously tough schedule and beat Pitt at Pitt this year, but give Robinson's story a read. His mother passed away of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) four years ago, just before he was set to head out to Long Beach to begin summer courses for his freshman year. He'll graduate this summer in memory of his mom, and he maintains an extremely close relationship with his dad, who traveled as much as he could to see his son play (never against UConn, unfortunately. Both schools tried, but could never find a matching date).

And here's a piece on Hamden's Tobin Carberry, who just completed a strong junior season at C.W. Post University.

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Anonymous TCAFF said...

Great article, very thorough and definitively touched the heart. I know Antone like a brother and there is no finer human being on this Earth. Through all he has been through, he remains upbeat and positive and is God's gift to his children and friends. He defines that person that would give you the shirt off of his back. He is a giant of a man, very rugged, but his heart is huge and soft. I wish him and TJ much luck at the next level because I do believe their is a place for Dennis Rodman in the NBA even now and TJ is actually a better shooter than DR. The article did the family justice and it was so well written that I'm certain Joyce enjoyed it too. I can hear her infectious voice from the heavens. I'm proud to call Antone my brother.

March 25, 2012 at 9:10 PM 
Anonymous Josh said...

Whow this is really interesting and touching life-story.

Hope it will have good ending.

Josh from Penis Advantage crew.

July 26, 2012 at 8:45 AM 

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