After a sterling junior campaign at the University of Kansas, Thomas Robinson has the chance to make good on a promise he made to his mother - to take care of his sister, Jayla, in her absence. Thursday night, Robinson was drafted with the fifth pick overall by the Sacramento Kings.
The eve of the NBA Draft is usually something of a bittersweet time for Kansas fans. Selfishly, they want to see their heroes take the court at Allen Fieldhouse one last time - while at the same time feeling pride at seeing them make the most of a lifelong dream. Tonight, Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor prepare to take that step.
Sixty players were invited to participate in the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago June 7-8. The camp will include 31 underclassmen, 23 seniors who are getting their first camp look by NBA scouts, five other seniors who played in the Portsmouth Invitational last month and one player who played overseas.
May 23, 2012
It's rare a program can lose a conference player of the year, a consensus first-team all-american and one of the best players in the entire country - all the same person - and call it a good day. But Thomas Robinson is a rare individual, and his decision to enter the 2012 NBA Draft is one all of Jayhawk Nation should celebrate.
April 9, 2012
NEW ORLEANS – Conner Teahan looked around the Kansas locker Monday night after the Jayhawks lost the national championship game and suddenly the crystal ball came into sharp focus. The senior guard from Leawood, Kan., knew it was the end of something special.
April 2, 2012
NEW ORLEANS – Kansas trailed by 13 points in the first half. Kansas trailed 34-25 at halftime. The Jayhawks led for a grand total of four minutes and 20 seconds against Ohio State – the first two mintues and the final 2:09 with 11 seconds in between.
March 31, 2012
Well, it's official - Thomas Robinson's jersey will hang in the rafters of Allen Fieldhouse alongside those of the best to ever play for the University of Kansas, after Monday it was revealed he was a unanimous selection to the Associated Press All-America first team. Senior Tyshawn Taylor cemented his status as one of the country's best as well, earning third-team honors.
March 26, 2012