Salisbury’s Robinson Makes Pick

New England Recruiting Report | Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Salisbury’s Robinson Makes Pick

Isaiah Robinson, Salisbury School’s six-foot-five power forward, committed to Connecticut College and Coach Tom Satran on Wednesday night.  Robinson came to Salisbury a year ago, repeating 11th grade, after missing most of his junior year at St. John’s Prep with knee surgery.  He made an immediate impact on the frontline teaming with Quinnipiac-bound Samuel Dingba.

Robinson injured his back during the winter vacation this year and sat out 15 of the Crimson Knights’ remaining 17 games.  In his two appearances in February, Robinson scored 16 points against both Choate-Rosemary Hall and Cheshire Academy.  He finished the year averaging 8.6 points and 6.8 rebounds while earning All-NEPSAC Class A honorable mention honors.

The Lynn, Massachusetts native received several D2 scholarship offers, but it was his desire to matriculate at a NESCAC school that ultimately led him to Connecticut College.  

“It is a great school academically, which was important to my family and me,” said Robinson. “Coach Satran and his staff are wonderful and the basketball program is on the rise.”

“I have a number of friends who will be teammates there next year,” Robinson added, noting that the Camels will suit up several other members of his Middlesex Magic AAU team.  

“From the beginning, Magic coach Mike Crotty and I were in complete agreement,” noted Salisbury head coach Jeff Ruskin.  “We both felt that the opportunities at Conn, both athletically and academically, were perfect for Isaiah.  An honor student at Salisbury, he has been a model citizen during his two years on campus and served as a prefect in his dormitory.”

Robinson should provide an immediate boost to the Camels' frontline with his ability to create his own shot both in the mid-range area as well as from the low post.  

“I wouldn’t be going to Connecticut College without Salisbury School.  Coach Ruskin and his wife Ms. D (Rita Delgado) have supported me all the way.  I have made friendships that will last a lifetime.”

Robinson culminates a terrific recruiting class for Connecticut College that also includes Sean McNally, Lee Messier, Joe OConnell, Aaron Swenson, and Jack Winston.