Dayton Flyers Keep Scoring for Hondros Family of Companies Employee
March 27, 2014 |
March Madness fans who chose Ohio State over Dayton fell in the pool of busted brackets after the first round of the NCAA tournament. But for one Hondros Family of Companies employee, she has Dayton winning it all.
Calandra Robinson, a staff member of the North East Conference Center, will be cheering courtside for her son Jalen, sophomore forward/center for the Flyers, as they battle Stanford during the Sweet Sixteen tonight in Memphis.“It’s an awesome feeling to see my son play in the Sweet 16,” says Calandra. “He isn’t nervous, just excited. He said he’s going to go for every rebound for me.”
Jalen Robinson is a graduate from Northland High School where he played alongside Jared Sullinger, former OSU basketball star and current center for the Boston Celtics, and Trey Burke, point guard for the Utah Jazz. In high school Robinson was considered a top-five player in the state of Ohio for the 2012 class. He was also named Ohio’s Division I co-player of the year by the Associated Press his senior year. Robinson was a member of the 17U All-Ohio Red team that won the 2011 AAU national championship.
For 12 years this proud mom has stood beside her star player, eventually scoring his way to the top of Archie Miller’s recruit list for the University of Dayton’s 2012 class. UD’s basketball program is on the road to becoming a powerhouse in the Mid-West, and we’re all hoping their journey to the National Championship doesn’t end in Memphis.
As a Family of Companies, we are thrilled to have Calandra as part of our team, and we join her in rooting for #12 Jalen. GO FLYERS!