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Chanse Robinson leaves men’s basketball program

Freshman guard had multiple offers from “high major” programs, played in only one game at UB

<p>Freshman guard Chanse Robinson (not pictured) has left the men's basketball program, UB Athletics confirmed Sunday.</p>

Freshman guard Chanse Robinson (not pictured) has left the men's basketball program, UB Athletics confirmed Sunday.

UB freshman guard Chanse Robinson has left the men’s basketball program, Trainwreck Sports first reported and UB Athletics later confirmed.


Robinson, a three-star point guard from Louisiana, committed to UB on Sept. 23, 2019 after turning down offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Houston, TCU and Ole Miss, among others.

As a high schooler, Robinson averaged 20.8 points, 3.5 steals and 3.2 assists per game in three seasons at Lincoln Prep. He also received national exposure while playing AAU basketball for the Louisiana Elite. Robinson was the 41st-ranked point guard in the nation in 2020.

Robinson saw action in just one game at UB, playing 10 minutes with zero points, one turnover and three personal fouls against Bowling Green.

The Grambling, LA native looked to be a promising member of a solid Bulls recruiting class that also included Malik Zachery of Chipola College and Josiah Freeman of Paul VI High School. But Freeman decommitted from Buffalo in favor of in-conference opponent Western Michigan. And Zachery has missed UB’s first six games after being indefinitely suspended for his alleged role in the stabbing of a Canisius men’s basketball player. His status going forward is uncertain.

Zachery and combo guard Keishawn Brewton are the only 2020 commits remaining on UB’s roster.

It’s unclear exactly why Robinson left the program.

UB looks to become a powerhouse in the MAC again, but for that to happen, the program will need to resolve its recruiting woes in 2021.

Anthony DeCicco is the Senior Sports Editor and can be reached at anthony.decicco@ubspectrum.com and on Twitter @DeCicco42

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“Somehow, the NBA thought it would be wise to force its stars to come together from different cities across the U.S. and play in a meaningless exhibition game,” Anthony DeCicco writes.

Anthony DeCicco is the senior sports editor for The Spectrum. In his free time, he can be found playing video games, watching ‘90s Knicks games and arguing with people on NBA Twitter at 3 a.m. 

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