Skip to content

Kansas’ Thomas Robinson to make it official, enter NBA draft

Apr 9, 2012, 8:50 AM EDT

Kansas Jayhawks forward Thomas Robinson celebrates with fans after the Jayhawks defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes in their men's NCAA Final Four semi-final college basketball game in New Orleans Reuters

In something that was long expected, Kansas junior forward Thomas Robinson will make it official that he is entering the NBA draft at a Monday press conference.

That is what the Kansas Journal-World is reporting.

KU coach Bill Self confirmed to the Journal-World on Sunday that Robinson would be turning pro. Self indicated he would say no more until the news conference.

DraftExpress has him going No. 4 overall. Robinson finally got to spread his wings as a Jayhawk with the Morris twins gone and averaged 17.9 points and 11.9 rebounds a game and was runner up to Anthony Davis at just about everything — from AP player of the year to the national title game.

He has a real NBA power forward body at 6’10” (in shoes) and he is a strong rebounder and defender who can jump out of the building. While he scored a lot of points at Kansas he isn’t the most polished offensive player yet, but the tools are there.

A lot of other key underclassmen have yet to announce — Andre Drummond of UConn, pretty much everyone at Kentucky — but that will happen over the coming weeks. We gave you a list of underclassmen that have declared, now you can add another to it.

  1. jumbossportsblog - Apr 9, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Reblogged this on jumbossportsblog.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Stephenson goes elsewhere for his future
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. K. Love (4717)
  2. L. Stephenson (3731)
  3. L. James (3716)
  4. A. Wiggins (3348)
  5. C. Boozer (3289)
  1. R. Allen (3277)
  2. K. Bryant (3123)
  3. E. Bledsoe (3113)
  4. D. Rose (2903)
  5. D. Wade (2481)