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Sidney Robinson – The Next Big Thing

Zarea Pelzer, Staff Reporter

Sidney RobinsonThey call him STK — Sid Tha Kid.

Sidney Robinson, a senior point guard, helped lead the Burke Bulldog basketball team to its 2nd State Championship win in three years. His motto: “Hard work beats talent, when talent fails to work hard.”

It has served Sidney and the team well.Over four years, STK has averaged 13.8 points a game, 3.4 assists and 2.6 steals.and 3.8 rebounds.

At 5’9,” Sidney amazes his many fans from the ages of 3 to 75 when he goes up for a dunk, shoots a three or do what they called taking someone ankles. What is he thinking when he dunks ?  “My head goes blank, and I don’t know where it comes from,” says STK.

Future150, which scouts high school players, gives Sidney high grades for his athleticism, ball handling, mid-range shooting, defense and speed.

“Sidney is an aggressive point guard who uses his speed to excel in transition, where he is excellent when finishing around the rim,” Future150 says. “He also has shown the ability to be a dogged on-ball defender.”

With 18-year-old Sidney as a co-captain, the Bulldogs are ranked 33rd in South Carolina, according to MaxPreps, which follows high school sports.

STK has been playing basketball since he was a little kid. When asked how it impacts his life, he said: “It opens me up to better opportunities to go to college and get attention for my gift.”

He balances his time by putting his schoolwork and basketball first and his social life second. He is on the A/B honor roll and also plays soccer.    

Future150 projects Sidney to play Division II basketball, but STK is aiming higher: He wants to attend  the University of Georgia or the University of South Carolina.

“I have the potential to do it, and I was given the talent so why waste it?” he says.

Sidney is someone to watch out for. He has proven many times that he and his team will always bring the heat.

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