February 24, 2007

Robey stands out in many ways

LOUISVILLE, Ky.- Sam Robey's athletic bloodlines, success in a high school program with a winning tradition and versatility should help him with regards to recruiting.

The 6-foot-4, 235-pounder is the son of former University of Kentucky basketball standout Rick Robey. Rick Robey has his number 53 retired at UK. He was an All-American center for the Wildcats and played in the NBA with the Boston Celtics.

The elder Robey was a member of the 1978 National Championship team at Kentucky and also won the 1981 NBA title with the Celtics.

Given his dad's strong ties to UK, the Wildcats naturally are in the picture for the younger Robey, a Class of 2008 standout from Louisville's Trinity High, for services.

"Of course I love Kentucky," Sam Robey said. "We'll just see how it goes. I wouldn't say that gives them an edge. I want to go to a school that will help me reach my highest potential."

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