KU Basketball vs. Colorado (Photos by Jeff & Laura Jacobsen)
KU Basketball vs. Missouri (Photos by Jeff & Laura Jacobsen)
KU Basketball vs. Oklahoma State (Photos by Jeff & Laura Jacobsen)
KU Basketball vs. Detroit (Photos by Jeff & Laura Jacobsen)
Men's Basketball Holiday Clinic (Photos by Jeff Jacobsen)
Overview: A two-year returning starter who will once again contend for postseason honors in 2007-08... A key component in each of the last two Big 12 regular-season and tournament championships... Two-time Danny Manning Mr. Jayhawk award honoree selected by his teammates... Two-time member of the Big 12 All-Defensive Team... Has led KU in assists each of the last two seasons... A lock-down defender who leads by example and shows outstanding work ethic... Has improved his shooting percentage - field goals and threes - each season at KU... Has earned numerous league and team accolades... Has played both guard spots... Brings toughness and tenacity to the court.
Senior Season (2007-08): Was the only player to start every game this season... Did not miss a shot versus Texas Tech (March 3) going 5-for-5, including three three-pointers, and two free throws... Blocked three shots against Kansas State (March 1), setting a new career-high... Set a career-high at Iowa State (Feb. 27) with 10 rebounds... Versus Baylor (Feb. 9), he set a season-high with 22 points with a career-high 14 made free throws and 15 attempted... His eight steals vs. Yale (Dec. 29) were a career-high and just one off the school record... He also tied career highs in three-point field goals and attempts at Georgia Tech... Set a career-high with 11 assists against Ohio (Dec. 15).
Junior Season (2006-07): Selected for the Danny Manning "Mr. Jayhawk" Award award by his teammates... Started 36 of 37 games with a 7.2 ppg and 3.1 rpg... A Bob Cousy Award finalist who led Kansas in assists and was sixth in the Big 12 with 4.35 per game... Recorded 11 games of six assists or more, including two eight dime outings - vs. Towson (Nov. 19) and vs. Niagara (March 16) in the NCAA Tournament... Member of the Big 12 All-Defensive Team who was third in the league in steals at 1.97 per contest... Had 14 games of three-plus steals, including two five-steal games in the NCAA Tournament against Niagara and UCLA (March 24)... Ranked third in the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.4... Had 17 games with 30-plus minutes played... Missed one game and another start due to a foot injury in late Februrary... Improved his three-point shooting percentage (34.6) by 24 points from his sophomore year... Scored in double figures seven times, including a season-high 17 points against Texas (March 3) in the Big 12 regular-season finale... Improved his stats in Big 12 play scoring 7.8 ppg and 3.3 rpg... Named to the Las Vegas Invitational all-tournament team after scoring 10 points against Ball State (Nov. 24) and 12 points with seven rebounds in the 82-80 overtime win against No. 1 Florida (Nov. 25)... Played a career-high 43 minutes against Florida... Had 16 points, eight assists and five steals in the NCAA Tournament opening round against Niagara and was named the Chevrolet Player of the Game for KU.
Sophomore Season (2005-06): Was named to the Big 12 All-Defensive Team and selected Associated Press All-Big 12 Honorable Mention... Team honors included the Ted Owens Defensive Player Award, the Hunter/Vaughn/Miles Assists Award and the Danny Manning "Mr. Jayhawk" Award... Started 32 of 33 games (only missing senior night) and was third on the team with 9.3 points per game... Led the team, was fourth in the Big 12 and 74th nationally in assists with 4.61 per contest, earning the team assists award at season's end... His 2.30 steals per game were third in the league and 35th nationally... Was second in the Big 12 in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.08... Was eighth in the conference in free throw percentage at 74.2 percent... Reached double figures in scoring 13 times including four of the last five games of the season... Averaged 7.3 assists in his final eight games... Scored 18 points against Bradley in the NCAA Tournament, which tied for his second-highest scoring output of the season... Scored a total of 32 points and dished out 22 assists over three games in the Big 12 Championship... Posted seven steals against Oklahoma State in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Championship (March 10), which ranks tied for fifth all-time on the KU single-game record list... Scored nine points and dished out eight assists at Texas (Feb. 25)... Had nine points and a career-high nine assists against Baylor (Feb. 21)... Tied a career high in field goals (six) at Iowa State (Jan. 28)... Scored a career-high 24 points at Texas A&M (Jan. 25), including career bests in both free throws and free throw attempts (12-of-13)... Set a career high in rebounds (eight) at Missouri (Jan. 16)... Made his first career start in the season opener against Idaho State.
Freshman Season (2004-05): Was one of the first players off the bench for the first half of the season, mainly as the back-up point guard... Opened the year playing seven minutes in the 68-61 win against Vermont (Nov. 19)... Played 23 minutes, scoring 10 points and dishing out five assists against Saint Joseph's (Nov. 23)... Scored a season-high 13 points in just 16 minutes of action against Nevada (Nov. 29)... Scored seven points in the second half against Pacific (Dec. 4).. Scored nine points and dished out two assists in KU's win over TCU (Dec. 9)... Scored five points in KU's victory over Louisiana-Lafayette (Dec. 11)... Scored seven big points in 20 minutes of action against South Carolina (Dec. 18), four of which came in the final 28 seconds... Earned ESPN.com's National Freshman of the Week honors for his performance versus South Carolina... Had his third double-figure scoring game of the season with 12 points against Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Dec. 22)... Scored six points off the bench against Texas A&M (Jan. 5)... Scored six points in 13 minutes at Colorado (Jan. 15).
Canada Exhibition (Fall 2004): Averaged nine points in four games on KU's 4-0 trip in British Columbia, Canada... Scored 12 points in each of the first two games against University of British Columbia and Langara College... Had five assists in three of the four games and was second on the team with 18 assists.
High School: Rice High School (2004)... Coached by Maurice Hicks... Averaged 22 points and eight rebounds as a senior... New York Newsday 2004 Manhattan Player of the Year... New York Daily News 2004 All-City Team selection... 2004 CHSAA All-City Team honoree... As a junior, led his team with 18 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals per game... Helped his school to a state championship in 2002... Rated the eighth-best shooting guard and 31st-best prospect overall by Rivals.com.
Off The Court: Full name is Russell Robinson, Jr... Born January 24, 1986, in Bronx, N.Y... Communication Studies major... Parents are Theresa and Russell Robinson, Sr... Led his summer basketball team to three tournament championships, being named MVP of each of those tournaments... Joins Brett Ballard and Brett Olson as recent Jayhawks to don the number three.
Career Honors: 2007-08: Chevrolet Player of the Game vs. UNLV in NCAA Tournament... Big 12 All-Defensive Team (coaches)... Big 12 All-Defense Team (media)... Academic All-Big 12 Second Team... Athletic Director's and Big 12 Commissioner's honor rolls (fall 2007)... Preseason Bob Cousy Award Watch List.2006-07: Danny Manning "Mr, Jayhawk" Award... Mr. Jayhawk NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team... Chevrolet Player of the Game vs. Niagara in NCAA Opening Round... Big 12 All-Defensive Team (Big 12 and Media)... Bob Cousy Award finalist... Las Vegas Invitational all-tournament team... 2005-06: Big 12 All-Defensive Team... Associated Press All-Big 12 Honorable Mention... Hunter/Vaughn/Miles Assists Award... Ted Owens Defensive Player Award... Danny Manning "Mr. Jayhawk" Award. 2004-05: ESPN.com Freshman of the Week (Dec. 18).