W-S Prep athlete heads to Fayetteville State with scholarship

Submitted photo Kala Robinson is excited to transition to the next level of competition but says she will miss her teammates and coaches.

W-S Prep athlete heads to Fayetteville State with scholarship
June 30
07:00 2016

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Former Winston-Salem Prep Academy player Kala Robinson grew up being a cheerleader.  As she watched her older sister play basketball her focus changed.

Robinson has signed her letter of intent to play basketball for the Lady Broncos of Fayetteville State University.

The 5’9” Robinson said her favorite aspect of playing basketball is playing as a team and sharing the ball.  Her favorite player is Camille Little of the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA.  Little is from Winston-Salem and played at Carver High School before becoming a star player for the UNC Tar Heels.

“I was really overwhelmed and I was really happy because it was proof all of my hard work paid off,” said Robinson of her scholarship.

With her height, Robinson says at the high school level she was able to overpower smaller guards and her shooting touch and speed enabled her to out maneuver forwards.  “In high school when girls guarded me, it would be a mismatch because I was usually stronger than them,” Robinson said. “I need to get stronger for the next level because when I went to an open gym at Fayetteville State, those girls were really strong.”

Kala Robinson’s father, Alvin Robinson, was very happy for his daughter and the success she had on the court.

“I’m proud of her. She always wanted to go to a CIAA school because of the hype of the conference,” said Alvin Robinson.  “I am more proud of the fact she is able to live her dream and not the dream of my wife and I.”

Kala, who has been with the program at Winston-Salem Prep since the sixth grade, has impressed coaches and faculty alike.

“She is just a great kid and she is like the glue for our team, you know, the thing that puts it all together,”said WSP Athletic Director Ricky Holt.  “She has done so much for the program and I know she will do great things.  She will be missed.”

Robinson is very aware of the positive aspects of her game and what she needs to improve on to get better.

“I expect myself to be more mature because the girls there already know how it works.  I’m just going to go in and learn and once I get acclimated I can make history there and maybe break records,” Robinson stated.

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