- Aug 24, 2011
I never got to see him in college but i saw him play in the NBA and remember being so excited that he was a Uconn guy. RIP Cliffy.Sadly you have to be almost 40 or older to remember him playing at UConn.
Perno's last big time recruit and the key player to starting turnaround under JC.
19,9k+ points in NBA, 6k rebounds and over 1000 3's made in his career.
Great post.Cliff Robinson is one of those rare college athletes that changes the trajectory of an entire program, and in our case, an entire university. UConn was a doormat in the Big East and a nonentity on the national stage when Cliff committed to our school. The school not only won 4 national championships on the foundation Cliff built, but also raised billions through UConn 2000, other state funding, and private fundraising leveraging the popularity of the basketball programs.
Many coaches, administrators and players were instrumental in making that happen, but few were as important as Cliff Robinson.
Rest in peace.