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Thomas Robinson
Ht/Wt: 6-9 / 235 lbs
Position: PF
Team: Kansas
Class: Junior

2012 Draft Profile - Thomas Robinson

With all of the players that left Kansas after last year Robinson is going to have plenty opportunity to establish himself as a premier college player and NBA prospect. At a lean and muscular 6ft9 240lbs Robinson more than passes the eye ball test. He has the size to play PF and athleticism to play the wing. Against Duke at the Maui invitation he was easily the best athlete on the floor and is the type of guy that can dominate the boards and stuff the stat sheet with his constant activity. He is very bouncy and plays well above the rim. The defense really needs to work to defend the hoop because Robinson is too explosive and will make you pay with a game changing dunk. With is length, strength and athleticism Robinson has a lot of potential on defense. Thomas has gone through a lot in life of the court, a very tested character he has the potential to inspire and be an asset for his teammates.

Thomas needs to hone his fundamentals. His athletic ability has prevented him from developing low post moves, he can get into foul trouble and be erratic handling the ball away from the hoop as well as he needs to improve his outside shot. In the NBA he is strong enough to take it to the goal and finish, but teams are going to force him to shoot from outside where he is much less efficient so he needs to be more refined as an offensive player if he wants plays called for him.

At the very least Thomas is a valuable 6th or 7th man that can play multiple positions and impact the game in a variety of ways with his high energy and superb athleticism. Kinda like Perry Jones, Robinson needs to decide to become a big or a wing player than work on those fundamentals, and if he does he can be a valuable starter that competes on both ends. My NBA comparison is JJ Hickson.Would you like to write a player profile for any prospect that may be entering the 2012 NBA Draft? Email profiles of any player (even player’s not on our list) to our Webmaster. Credit will be given to the author of the profile.

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