Thomas Robinson NBA Draft Profile

Thomas Robinson NBA Draft Profile

Thomas Robinson, Junior, Power Forward, Kansas



Thomas Robinson’s lack of playing time during his freshman and sophomore seasons had little to do with his talent. The 6-9, 237 pound power forward was stuck behind a very talented frontcourt that consisted of Cole Aldrich, Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris. It is understandable that he only averaged 7.2 minutes per game as a freshman. However, they were pretty productive minutes as Robinson averaged 2.5 points and 2.7 rebounds.

As a sophomore, Robinson moved up the pecking order a little bit, but still averaged under 15 minutes per game. But yet again, the Washington D.C. product made the most out of those minutes. He tallied an impressive 7.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game and was a superb sixth man for the Jayhawks.


Final Projection:

Robinson’s big test will come in 2011-2012 with the Morris twins out of the picture. If he can keep up his production and increase his playing time, Robinson should easily average a double-double. Robinson’s size, strength and hustle have made him a solid rebounder and he will only get better with time. With not a lot of experience returning to the frontcourt, Robinson will feel a lot of pressure during his remaining days at Kansas, but he should be up for the challenge and ready for the NBA very soon.


5/31/12 Update by Dan Levine:

Thomas Robinson’s emergence during 2011-2012 boosted his draft stock dramatically.  He averaged a double-double and shot over 50% from the field.  His tenacity is an asset for NBA team.  He isn’t the biggest, most powerful post player, but his skill set is undeniable.  Robinson is most likely going in the top 8, if not the top 5.


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