NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH)– A very popular singer made a surprise stop before his show at Foxwoods this weekend. Robin Thicke made a visit to a Norwich high school.
It’s not easy keeping high school students quiet about a big musician coming to their school. But students there they did.
Robin Thicke was in Norwich Free Academy’s gym for a pick up basketball game before he took the stage at Foxwoods Saturday night.
“They were playing a pick up game on our main court here in Alumni gym,” said Chris Guisi, NFA Basketball Coach.
NFA Coach Chris Guisti and his players arrived after the pick up game but just in time to see Thicke take these kinds of shots like a selfie with guard Marcus Outlow.
“He was very gracious and accommodating to all our players for individual cell phone photos. He shook everyone of our players’ hands and asked them their names,” said Guisti.
The coach says his players knew last Thursday that Thicke was going to be there and the Wildcats didn’t let this cat out of the bag.
Now that the popular singer has come and gone, the question is can he play?
“A couple of my younger guys were here earlier and got a glimpse of him playing and they said he’s really athletic and he’s a good basketball player,” said Guisti.
The coach says his players, who are big fans of Thicke, then headed to a tournament game in Waterford.
“They were really excited. I was just glad that it didn’t distract them too much from the game,” said Giusti.
Apparently it didn’t distract them at all.
Marcus Outlow ended up hitting a buzzer beating game winning shot that night hoisting NFA into the semifinals this week.