Cliff Robinson, a former star at UConn who played 18 seasons in the NBA, died at the age of 53, his alma mater announced Saturday.
The cause of death was not immediately known.
The 6-foot-10 forward/center played at UConn from 1985-89, helping the Huskies win the 1988 NIT.
“He was our first great player,” former UConn coach Jim Calhoun told Hearst Media. “He came from a difficult background in Buffalo, I watched him evolve as a man. … He was a good man, had a great career, and was instrumental in a lot of the great things that happened at UConn.” (NYPost)