Monday, November 28, 2011

Thomas Robinson named Big 12 player of the week

Kansas forward Thomas Robinson boxes out UCLA forward Travis Wear during the first half on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 at the Lahaina Civic Center.

Kansas forward Thomas Robinson boxes out UCLA forward Travis Wear during the first half on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 at the Lahaina Civic Center.


Kansas forward Thomas Robinson was named the Big 12's player of the week, the conference announced Monday.

Robinson averaged 17 points and 12.3 rebounds while helping KU to a 2-1 record at last week's Maui Invitational. In all three games, the junior posted a double-double.

In addition, the Washington, D.C. native made 20 of 40 shots (50 percent), 11 of 17 free throws (65 percent) and added four assists and two steals.

Robinson's 20 points against Georgetown tied a career high, while his 15 rebounds against Duke were a career best.

Robinson, who is averaging 16 points and 12 rebounds per game, is one of only two Big 12 players to average a double-double this season; Iowa State's Royce White is the other.

KU (3-2) will play host to Florida Atlantic at 7 p.m. Wednesday.


KGphoto 10 years, 2 months ago

Aahhhh. Basketball news. So refreshing.

Nice job Thomas. Stay healthy and watch film on Sullinger. He gets Duke tomorrow for his first real test of the year. Personally I don't think he wants anything to do with you. Especially since it will be in AFH, and his first game of the year outside of Columbus.

Tony Bandle 10 years, 2 months ago

Well...congrats and that was a no-brainer and, we all know, you can play even better.

Please, TRob, keep it up and you and your little sis will live happily ever after!!

PS Please save one really, really hard foul for that big mouth at Missouri. Kim English

No Malice Intended, of course!! :)

KGphoto 10 years, 2 months ago

By the way, the big mouth just jumped us in the AP poll.

How ridiculous. They beat Cal and jump 8 spots to #13.

Michael Luby 10 years, 2 months ago

Yeah, that makes sense. Cal... who the eff is Cal? If Mizzou had our schedule they would be 1-4 right now.

Sam Constance 10 years, 2 months ago

The media love for Cal is strong this year, it seems. I don't know what game it was, but I happened to flip to the channel with the Cal game before the game had started and they were talking about what an amazing player Jorge Gutierrez was and how he was the reason this Cal team was such a force to be reckoned with.

I sat, stupefied, staring at the TV for 30 seconds before coming to and thinking "do they mean the same Gutierrez that was instigating street ball and playing dirty all over the floor when we played Cal last year?" Well, yes, they did.

So not only have they propped this piece of trash who works for an advantage by trying to get under his opponent's skin and lose their cool, but they have used him to justify getting on the Cal bandwagon.

I'm not surprised that MU beat them, because Cal, like so many teams in college basketball this year, doesn't have a very solid inside presence.

I'm miffed that MU jumped us too, but the real crime was in dropping us 3 spots for losing to Kentucky, from 11 to 14. If the media doesn't pull that garbage, MU is free to slide 8 spots and still be behind KU, in their proper place.

Dan Pawlowski 10 years, 2 months ago

This early in the season I believe that rankings are sketchy at best and I have to believe still influenced by last year.

63Jayhawk 10 years, 2 months ago

Can't say that I really care where the striped pussy cats are ranked. However, the fact that Kentucky and Duke are ranked as high as they are has got to make our players feel like they can play with and beat anyone. I'm looking forward to the rest of the non-conference schedule.

REHawk 10 years, 2 months ago

Intensity and dedication are paying off, Thomas. You are bound to earn a bundle for yourself and Jayla. Congratulations on all the double doubles, esp. the record 15 boards vs. Duke. You are a dandy role model for Justin Wesley and any big who has committed to our future squads.

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