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A combined feeling of shock, sadness, and deja vu struck the UConn family this weekend as word spread of Clifford Robinson’s passing. Only a few weeks after the sudden death of fan-favorite, Stanley Robinson, followers of the Huskies are forced to say goodbye to yet another beloved former UConn star who had so much more to give to the world. To honor his incredible life, this edition of The UConn Fast Break includes many of Cliff’s brightest UConn moments and is dedicated to his memory.
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Forget a room, Cliff’s smile could light up all of Gampel Pavilion:
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UConn men’s basketball would not be what it is today without Clifford Robinson:
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After an impressive sophomore campaign, Cliff remained focused on honing his craft and developed into a talented big man who could drain it from deep. He averaged twenty points and seven rebounds per game his senior season before the Portland Trailblazers drafted him in the second round of the 1989 NBA Draft. Here are the best plays from his last two years in Storrs:
Celebrating the life of a beloved Husky gone too soon
Once the tragic news of Cliff Robinson’s death emerged, social media was flooded with posts about his instrumental time at UConn, successful seasons in the NBA, and positive effect on those around him. These heartfelt reactions illustrate the honorable way he carried himself and celebrate the fulfilling life he lived.
A prime example of his selflessness and desire to help others maximize their potential:
He left a lasting impression on the Survivor host during the show’s 28th season:
A true cornerstone of the UConn men’s basketball program, Clifford Robinson will never be forgotten in the hallowed halls of the Huskies:
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