After being courted on the national stage by a number of top-level NCAA Division I men’s basketball teams, Flintridge Prep point guard Robert Cartwright verbally committed to Stanford University over the phone Wednesday evening.
Cartwright’s commitment to the Cardinal comes after a strong junior season and busy summer. He became the undisputed leader of the Rebels in 2012-13 and flourished in the role after helping them win a CIF Southern Section Division V-AA crown as a freshman.
“Stanford is Stanford, it’s an incredible academic school, it’s a place I felt very comfortable with the coaches,” said Cartwright, who took an unofficial trip to the school in the spring. “I know it’s going to be a lot of hard work, both on and off the court, but it’s a challenge I think I’m up for, one I’m training for now and one I’m just excited to embark on. I think I can do great things there, hopefully as an athlete and off the court. I just felt like it was a great fit.”