Demain Robinson, a 16-year-old at Amistad High School in New Haven, has many passions, but none quite as deeply rooted as basketball. Robinson, who will be a sophomore at Amistad in the fall, also enjoys cross-country and football. However, basketball has afforded him many more opportunities and is the sport he has played the longest. “It’s in my DNA, I would say,’’ Robinson said. “No matter where I am, I’ll stop [what I’m doing] and start playing.”
Robinson has been playing basketball on a team since he was four years old, but had been playing casually on the court before then. “I was born with a ball in my hand,” Robinson said.