Robinson is the highest Jayhawk drafted since Drew Gooden went No. 4 overall in 2002
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Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor hope to be the 14th and 15th players drafted in the Bill Self era
Robinson averaged 17.7 points and 11.9 rebounds per game during his junior season
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2012 NBA Draft: Selected with the fifth pick, by the Sacramento Kings... Robinson was the highest drafted Jayhawk since Drew Gooden was the No. 4 overall selection in the 2002 NBA Draft.
Overview:A high-energy, solid rebounder who is a prototypical four man... Had a break-out sophomore season as the Jayhawks' sixth man... Will be looked upon as a major contributor in 2011-12 with big men Marcus and Markieff Morris going to the NBA... Attended the adidas camp in the summer of 2010 with KU teammates and other college players.
Junior Season (2011-12): Started all 39 games during the season and averaged a career-high 31.8 minutes per game. Robinson led the team in scoring at 17.7 points per game and led the nation with 27 double-doubles and ranked second-nationally in rebounds per game at 11.9. His 11.9 rebounds per game ranked first in the Big 12, while his 17.7 points per game ranked tied for second. His 27 double-doubles this season moved him ahead of Drew Gooden (25 in 2002) for first place on the single-season list. Earlier this season, Robinson posted one of the most impressive games by a Jayhawk in a long time as he joined elite company when he scored 30 points and pulled down 21 rebounds against North Dakota (12/31). He became the first Jayhawk to score at least 30 points and record 20 rebounds since Wayne Hightower scored 36 points and grabbed 21 rebounds against Missouri on Feb. 13, 1961. Robinson was a consensus First Team All-American and helped lead the Jayhawks to the National Championship game.
Sophomore Season (2010-11): Averaged 14.6 minutes in 33 games with two starts... Was the Jayhawks' most productive player off the bench, averaging 7.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game... Notched four double-doubles on the season... His 60.1 shooting percentage ranked second highest on the team... Scored a career-high 20 points off of 8-for-10 shooting against UT-Arlington (12/29)... Was Kansas' leading rebounder in nine games... Missed the Jayhawks' win at Colorado (1/25) to attend the funeral of his mother, Lisa... In the four games following his mother's death, averaged 12.8 points on 17-of-25 shooting and 7.8 rebounds per game... Forced to sit out three conference games after knee surgery to repair torn cartilage... Pulled down a career high 14 rebounds in KU's Sweet 16 win over Richmond (3/25)... Selected as one of 10 finalists for the V Foundation Comeback Award.
Freshman Season (2009-10): Played in 33 games with one start... Averaged 7.2 minutes, 2.5 points and 2.7 rebounds per game... Played 10-plus minutes in eight games... Appeared in 14 conference contests and four of five postseason games... Had 18 blocked shots which tied for third most on the team... Earned his first career start at Nebraska (1/13)... Recorded his first career double-double with a career-high 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting and 10 rebounds against Alcorn State (12/2)... Pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds against Central Arkansas (11/19).
High School: Played for Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., his senior season for coach Jason Smith... The Bobcats went 18-6... Averaged 16 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots per game in 2008-09 for Brewster... Earned first team prep school All-American... A Parade All-American selection... Reebok All-Star selection... Played his junior season at Riverdale Baptist High School in Upper Marlboro, Md., for coach Lou Wilson... Riverdale Baptist went 31-6 his junior season... Averaged 16 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks per game while at Riverdale Baptist... An all-county selection as a junior... Had 23 double-doubles his junior season... Best game at Riverdale was 32 points, 27 rebounds and nine blocked shots... Rated the No. 7 power forward in the class of 2009 by Rivals.com... Was rated No. 24 overall by Scout.com, No. 31 by Rivals.com and No. 40 by ESPNU 100.
Off the Court:Full name is Thomas Earl Robinson... Born in Washington, D.C... Undecided on major... Son of the late Lisa Robinson... Has three siblings... Was an honor roll member his senior year at Brewster Academy... Had one college offer heading into the summer prior to his senior season... Aspires to play in the NBA or become the CEO of a Fortune 500 company.
Career Honors: 2011-12: Final Four All-Tournament Team... Consensus All-America First Team... AP First Team All-American... John R. Wooden Award All-American... Midwest Region MOP... Midwest Region All-Tournament Team... Naismith Award Finalist... NABC All-District 8 First Team... CBSSports.com First Team All-American... USBWA All- American First Team... Wooden Award Finalist... Sporting News All-American First Team... USBWA District VI Player of the Year... USBWA All-District VI... ESPN.com National Player of the Year... ESPN.com All-American First Team... Dick Vitale's All-Solid Gold First Team... Big 12 Player of the Year (Big 12, AP)... All-Big 12 First Team (Big 12, AP)... Naismith Men's College Player of the Year Midseason Watch List... Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List... John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 Candidate... Dick Vitale's No. 1 Midseason National POY (1/4)... Oscar Robertson (USBWA) National Player of the Week (12/12)... Four-time Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week (11/28, 12/12, 1/2, 2/27)... EA SPORTS Maui Invitational All-Tournament Team... Associated Press Preseason All-America Honorable Mention... Preseason All-Big 12 First Team... Preseason Wooden Award list. 2010-11: V Foundation Comeback Award Finalist (one of 10).