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Thomas Robinson Plans To Focus On Rebounding Next Season

Thomas Robinson averaged 17.7 points and 11.9 rebounds during his final season at Kansas, leading the Jayhawks to the Final Four before becoming the No. 5 overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. However Robinson struggled to live up to expectations during his rookie season, averaging just 4.8 points and 4.5 boards in 70 games for the Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets. “I talked...
Via RealGM
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Thomas Robinson on Playing for Trailblazers: “I Feel Wanted There”

  Thomas Robinson, is a young man who has been plagued by misfortune in recent years, with the death of his mother and grandparents happening within weeks of each other while he was in college. His NBA career was supposed to be the start of something new and exciting, but was the exact opposite as the fifth overall pick in last year’s draft struggled to assert himself and has...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington St.-Kansas Preview

With Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor no longer around, Kansas entered this season expecting big things from Ben McLemore. If his latest effort is any indication, the promising freshman may be ready to lead the way. McLemore and the No. 7 Jayhawks face Washington State in the semifinal round of the Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City on Monday night. After scoring nine points...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Kings sign 1st-round pick Robinson

The Sacramento Kings have signed first-round pick Thomas Robinson to a rookie contract. Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie made the announcement Monday. Sacramento selected Robinson with the fifth overall pick in the NBA draft almost two weeks ago. Robinson, the first unanimous first-team All-American since Blake Griffin, led the Jayhawks to the national championship...
Via Fox Sports
July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Kings sign 1st-round pick Thomas Robinson

The Sacramento Kings have signed first-round pick Thomas Robinson to a rookie contract. Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie made the announcement Monday. Sacramento selected Robinson with the fifth overall pick in the NBA draft almost two weeks ago. Robinson, the first unanimous first-team All-American since Blake Griffin, led the Jayhawks to the national championship...
Via AP on Fox
July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

KU's Robinson, Taylor ready for any challenge

KANSAS CITY, Mo. A diss is still a diss. Sure enough, Thomas Robinson slid below pretty much every credible projection. A few hours later, so did Tyshawn Taylor. New league, same old story. "I know what drives them both," Kansas coach Bill Self observed late Thursday night, just before the NBA put a bow on its 2012 draft. "It drives them nuts to think that somebody...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Kings take Thomas Robinson 5th overall

The Sacramento Kings selected Kansas forward Thomas Robinson with the fifth pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night. Robinson was considered perhaps the most NBA-ready player in the draft and the Kings need plenty of immediate help after missing the playoffs for a sixth straight season. Robinson, the first unanimous first-team All-American since Blake Griffin, led the Jayhawks...
Via Fox Sports
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss
IN MY HUMBLE OPINION...

Robinson: I should be No. 1 over Davis

Thomas Robinson feels that he should be the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft over Anthony Davis because his stats are better and "numbers don't lie."

Via The Victory Formation
June 08, 2012  |  Discuss

‘A Major Step Up’? Why The Wiz Should Want Thomas Robinson

Here to encourage the Wizards to draft Thomas Robinson (pictured) is Kansas blog Rock Chalk Talk’s Steve Fetch. After Anthony Davis, the next three NBA draft prospects are no doubt Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bradley Beal and the man who would be the right choice for the Wizards, Thomas Robinson. All three of those players have warts, but Robinson has the fewest of them, and he’s...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Mizzou to face new Border War foe Arkansas

ST. LOUIS A new Border War is born. Oh sure, it will take time to gain closure from the loss of Kansas-Missouri. It will take time to move on from a century-old spat that gave fans on both sides of the state line bold characters (Don Fambrough), classic memories (Armageddon at Arrowhead in 2007; Thomas Robinson's block of Phil Pressey last February) and a desire to see it all...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Mizzou to face new Border War foe Arkansas

ST. LOUIS A new Border War is born. Oh sure, it will take time to gain closure from the loss of Kansas-Missouri. It will take time to move on from a century-old spat that gave fans on both sides of the state line bold characters (Don Fambrough), classic memories (Armageddon at Arrowhead in 2007; Thomas Robinson's block of Phil Pressey last February) and a desire to see it all...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA Draft Profile: Thomas Robinson

Thomas RobinsonKansas - Junior (Born 1991)Power Forward6'10" 240lbsThe Good:- great size for an NBA power forward- strong and athletic- 7'1" wingspan- big game experience- terrific rebounder- great quickness for a player his size- improving post up game- hard worker- nice intangibles - great leader The Bad:- despite spending three years in college, only played...
Via Hoops Manifesto
April 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Kansas forward Thomas Robinson to enter NBA draft

Kansas junior forward Thomas Robinson had quite an impressive 2011-2012 season. After playing in a reserve role for the Jayhawks his first two years the 6’9″, 237 lb Robinson flourished as a starter this season, averaging 17.9 ppg and 11.8 rpg while leading the Jayhawks to the national championship game. Robinson was also named a [...]
Via Los That Sports Blog
April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Robinson to declare for NBA Draft

Kansas forward Thomas Robinson will announce his decision to declare for the NBA Draft at a news conference Monday. Kansas coach Bill Self confirmed the decision to the Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World on Sunday. It long has been expected that the junior would forgo his senior season and declare for June's draft, where he is projected to be a top-five pick. Robinson averaged...
Via Fox Sports
April 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Championship breakdown: Robinson vs. Davis

NEW ORLEANS -- A national championship game showcasing the top two players in the country is uncommon territory. Not since 2001 have the John R. Wooden Award winner and runner-up played in the title game, and that year, Duke's Shane Battier and Jay Williams were on the same team. Sifting through the previous winners of the prestigious award and it's obvious that national...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Kansas, Kentucky to meet in power-program final

Jayhawks or Wildcats, take your pick. Either can make a case for this being ''their'' year. For Kansas, a season that started with low expectations keeps getting better, filled with high-wire comebacks and a feeling this is simply meant to be. For Kentucky, a cadre of NBA-caliber players have had the word ''champion'' practically imprinted on their...
Via AP on Fox
April 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Big comeback leads KU over Ohio St, into final

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Same story, new night for Kansas. The team that's been teetering on the edge of the tournament since before it even began is now one of the last two left. Tyshawn Taylor made two big free throws late, and Thomas Robinson finished with 19 points and eight rebounds Saturday night to lift the Jayhawks to a come-from-behind 64-62 win over Ohio State in the Final...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Kansas rallies past Ohio State

Same story, new night for Kansas. The team that's been teetering on the edge of the tournament since before it even began is now one of the last two left. Tyshawn Taylor made two big free throws late, and Thomas Robinson finished with 19 points and eight rebounds Saturday night to lift the Jayhawks to a come-from-behind 64-62 win over Ohio State in the Final Four - a game Kansas...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Who to Root for in the Final Four: Kansas Jayhawks

With the Final Four kicking off tomorrow and the Cincinnati Bearcats nowhere to be seen unfortunately, we the people need someone to put our cheers behind. Sports are fun when you don't have a dog in the race, but it's a lot more interesting when you pick a team and make them your own for a day. The past couple of days, I've given you reasons to root for Louisville and...
Via Bearcats Blog
March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Sullinger gets second shot at Robinson, KU

Thad Matta approached Jared Sullinger in a locker room at Allen Fieldhouse before then-No. 2 Ohio State played then-No. 13 Kansas. The news wasn't good. Neither was Sullinger's mood. It was Dec. 10, the day of one of the season's best nonconference matchups. Buckeyes coaches had chosen to sit Sullinger for a second consecutive game because of back spasms "I want...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Sullinger gets second shot at Robinson, KU

Thad Matta approached Jared Sullinger in a locker room at Allen Fieldhouse before then-No. 2 Ohio State played then-No. 13 Kansas. The news wasn't good. Neither was Sullinger's mood. It was Dec. 10, the day of one of the season's best nonconference matchups. Buckeyes coaches had chosen to sit Sullinger for a second consecutive game because of back spasms "I want...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Thomas Robinson named unanimous 1st Team All-American

Not only has junior forward Thomas Robinson led the Kansas Jayhawks into the Final Four this season, he also played his way into being named a unanimous Associated Press First Team All-American selection. Robinson is the first unanimous selection since Blake Griffin for Oklahoma in 2009. “It’s a blessing to be named even in the [...]
Via Los That Sports Blog
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Kansas’ Thomas Robinson only unanimous pick on AP All-American team

Kansas Jayhawks forward Thomas Robinson, a leading national college basketball player of the year award candidate heads today’s announcement of the AP All-American team. From the Associated Press: Robinson, who played through personal tragedy as a sophomore reserve, capped his junior season by being a unanimous selection to The Associated Press’ All-America team Monday, a day...
Via The Sports Bank
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio State's Sullinger named All-American

Kansas forward Thomas Robinson has even more in common with Blake Griffin now. Not everything, though. Robinson, who played through personal tragedy as a sophomore reserve, capped his junior season by being a unanimous selection to The Associated Press' All-America team Monday, a day after leading the Jayhawks to the Final Four. The 6-foot-10 Robinson averaged 17.9 points and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Kansas win sets up reunion with Roy

Thomas Robinson had 18 points and 15 rebounds, Jeff Withey blocked 10 shots to finish one shy of the NCAA tournament record, and No. 2 seed Kansas held on to beat North Carolina State 60-57 Friday night in the Midwest Regional semifinals. The Jayhawks (30-6) advanced to play top-seeded North Carolina for a spot in the Final Four when Richard Howell's off-balanced heave at the...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2012  |  Discuss
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