Thomas Robinson (basketball)

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Thomas Robinson
Thomas Robinson of the Kansas Jayhawks vs Iowa State.jpg
Robinson in 2012 playing for Kansas
No. 41 – Portland Trail Blazers
Position Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1991-03-17) March 17, 1991 (age 23)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 237 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school Brewster Academy
(Wolfeboro, New Hampshire)
College Kansas (2009–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Pro playing career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Sacramento Kings
2013 Houston Rockets
2013–present Portland Trail Blazers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

Thomas Earl Robinson (born March 17, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. A consensus All-American at the University of Kansas, Robinson was drafted 5th overall in the 2012 NBA Draft.

High school[edit]

Robinson played high school basketball at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Robinson averaged 16 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks per game his senior year.

Robinson was rated the No. 24 recruit by Scout.com, No. 31 by Rivals.com and No. 40 ESPNU 100 as a high school senior.[1]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Thomas Robinson
PF
Washington, DC Brewster Academy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Oct 10, 2008 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 93

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College career[edit]

Robinson began his junior year and the 2011-2012 men's college basketball season as one of 50 candidates for the preseason John R. Wooden Award.[3] Along with senior teammate Tyshawn Taylor, Robinson was expected to become one of the leaders for the Kansas team.

On December 31, 2011, in a game against the University of North Dakota, Robinson scored 30 points and grabbed 21 rebounds. He was the first Kansas player to record a 30/20 performance since Wayne Hightower scored 36 points and grabbed 21 rebounds in a 1961 game against the University of Missouri.[4] At the end of the Big 12 conference regular season, Robinson was second in the nation with 22 double doubles behind O.D. Anosike of Siena College. At that point, Robinson averaged 18 points and 11.9 rebounds.

Prior to their game on January 22, 2011 against Texas, Kansas players, coaches and fans held a moment of silence in honor of Robinson, who had lost his grandmother, grandfather, and mother all within three weeks of one another. After the game, Kansas coach Bill Self said "For him to even be out there on the court was remarkable."[5]

On March 4, 2012, Robinson was named the 2012 Big 12 Player of the Year. All-Big 12 awards are selected by the league’s head coaches.[6] On March 5, 2012, he was named the Associated Press Big 12 Player of the Year.[7]

On April 9, 2012, Robinson decided to forgo his senior season and declared for the 2012 NBA Draft.[8]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Kansas 33 1 7.2 .485 .000 .395 2.7 .3 .2 .5 2.5
2010–11 Kansas 33 2 14.6 .601 .000 .510 6.4 .6 .4 .7 7.6
2011–12 Kansas 39 39 31.8 .505 .500 .682 11.9 1.8 1.1 .9 17.7

College Awards and Honors[edit]

Professional career[edit]

Sacramento Kings[edit]

On June 28, 2012, Robinson was drafted fifth overall in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings.

On November 7, 2012, in the 4th quarter of a game against the Detroit Pistons, Robinson hit Jonas Jerebko in the throat with an elbow, and was ejected from the game.[13] On November 8, 2012, he was suspended for two games.[14]

Houston Rockets[edit]

On February 20, 2013, Robinson was traded to the Houston Rockets along with Francisco García and Tyler Honeycutt in exchange for Patrick Patterson, Toney Douglas and former Kansas teammate Cole Aldrich.[15] Robinson wore #0 for the Rockets until former Rockets guard and Kings teammate Aaron Brooks re-signed with the Rockets; Robinson switched to #41 while Brooks took his number.

Portland Trail Blazers[edit]

On July 10, 2013, Robinson was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for the rights to Kostas Papanikolaou and Marko Todorović, as well as two future second round draft picks.[16] On February 23, 2014, Robinson grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds along with 14 points off the bench in a win against the Minnesota Timberwolves.[17]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Sacramento 51 0 15.9 .424 .000 .577 4.7 .7 .5 .4 4.8
2012–13 Houston 19 0 13.0 .449 .000 .421 4.1 .5 .8 .3 4.5
2013–14 Portland 70 0 12.5 .481 .000 .564 4.4 .5 .3 .3 4.8
Career 140 0 13.8 .454 .000 .543 4.4 .6 .5 .3 4.8

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Portland 11 0 11.1 .419 .000 .857 2.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 2.9
Career 11 0 11.1 .419 .000 .857 2.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 2.9

Awards and honors[edit]

College[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1 minute ago. "Thomas Robinson Profile - University of Kansas Official Athletic Site". Kuathletics.com. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  2. ^ "Thomas Robinson - Yahoo! Sports". Rivals.yahoo.com. 2011-04-20. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  3. ^ John R. Wooden Award Announces Men's Preseason Top 50 List
  4. ^ "North Dakota vs. Kansas Jayhawks - Recap - December 31, 2011 - ESPN". Espn.go.com. 2011-12-31. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  5. ^ "Thomas Robinson's mother dies". ESPN.com. January 22, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  6. ^ Big 12 Conference. "2012 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Men's Basketball Awards Announced". Big 12 Conference. Retrieved March 4, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Kansas' Robinson is AP Big 12 player of year". Sports Illustrated. Associated Press. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Kansas Jayhawks' Thomas Robinson to forgo senior year, enter NBA Draft". espn.go.com. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  9. ^ Associated press. "Thomas Robinson leads AP first team". ESPN. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Robinson, Taylor Named Associated Press All-Americans". KU Athletics. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Kansas' Thomas Robinson Named Naismith Men's College Basketball Player of the Year Finalist". Kansas Athletics Official Website. March 19, 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  12. ^ Jeff Goodman, Gary Parrish (13 March 2012). "Kansas' Robinson worthy of POY, but Kentucky's Davis is better". Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  13. ^ Ben Golliver. "Kings’ Robinson ejected for vicious elbow to throat of Pistons’ Jerebko". SI.com. November 8, 2012. Retrieved on November 8, 2012.
  14. ^ "Kings rookie Robinson suspended for throwing elbow". NBA. November 8, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Rockets Acquire Robinson, Garcia and Honeycutt". NBA.com. February 20, 2013. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  16. ^ "TRAIL BLAZERS ACQUIRE THOMAS ROBINSON FROM HOUSTON". NBA.com. July 10, 2013. Retrieved July 10, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Timberwolves at Trail Blazers". NBA.com. February 23, 2014. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  18. ^ Associated press. "Thomas Robinson leads AP first team". ESPN. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  19. ^ "Robinson, Taylor Named Associated Press All-Americans". KU Athletics. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  20. ^ Jeff Goodman, Gary Parrish (13 March 2012). "Kansas' Robinson worthy of POY, but Kentucky's Davis is better". Retrieved 19 March 2012. 

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