December 4, 2012 in High School
Kalamazoo Loy Norrix senior Bishop Robinson has a fascinating background that makes him easy to root for. His goal is simple enough — he wants to play Division I college basketball. Scott DeCamp of the Kalamazoo Gazette recently profiled Robinson’s quest:
“Bishop” has the unforgettable name and basketball game to match. Robinson searched for love and acceptance when he was essentially a homeless Milwood Magnet School eighth-grader, who brought a suitcase to school, while his biological parents were elsewhere battling personal demons. He eventually was welcomed into the home of Frank and April Rocco, both Kalamazoo Public Schools educators, who accept him as one of their own.
In the basketball sense, Robinson is still searching for love from Division I college coaches that he and those close to him believe is deserved. He’s not bitter, by any means, but every time Robinson takes the hardwood, he plays like he has something to prove.
DeCamp’s profile is excellent, but I should also re-direct you to a three-part series on Robinson’s life and how he’s progressed to where he’s at now by Brian Persky of Bronco Blitz. I linked to it over the summer, but definitely check it out again: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3.