Wil attended Laurel Highlands High School in Uniontown , Pa where he was one of the most sought after schoolboy stars on the nation. He made most of the high school All American teams and led Laurel to the state championship. As a freshman Wil led the WVU frosh team in three departments- scoring (21.6 average), free-throw percentage (821.1) and assists (42). As a sophomore Wil led the Mountaineers in almost every category: minutes played (929), field goals made and attempted (216 of 495), free throws attempted (88 of 114), total points (520) and scoring average (20.0). He was the only sophomore other than Rod Hundley to average 20 points in West Virginia glorious history. He also made the All tournament team in the Sugar Bowl Classic (53 points in two games) and was honored by the Pittsburgh Writers Association as one of the Top Five in the Tri State . Mountaineer coach Sonny Moran said that Wil was the complete offensive basketball player. "He was an excellent shooter with great range," Moran stated. He was also described as having great spring in his legs, good timing around the boards, excellent hands, fine agility, great shooting touch, very quick, good speed and driving ability. Wil's 3.21 scholastic average earned him an Academic All American second team berth that year. Returning for his junior year Wil only one could have described All American candidate Wil Robinson: Great with a capital G. That season he was named by Basketball Extra magazine as one of the top 50 players in the nation. That like his sophomore year he led the Mountaineers in field goals made and attempted (120 of 148), free throw percentage (81.1) and total points (624) as well as scoring average (25.0). His 872 minutes played left Wil only second to Sam Oglesby's 827. Entering his senior year Wil had left many speechless. He had been praised by the of every team the Mountaineers have played for two years. During that two year span Wil had averaged more than 22 points per contest in 5a games.
Stansbury Hall (interior)