Perusing through the 17 names of the guys who suited up for the Brooklyn Nets last year, Thomas Robinson was one of them. The 6-foot-9, 24-year-old power forward inked a two-year deal during the summer of 2015 and exercised his player option for this upcoming year.
After spending three years at the University of Kansas, Thomas Robinson was selected fifth overall in the 2012 Draft by the Sacramento Kings, and it was rightfully so. It took just one year for Robinson to evolve from a role player into one of the nation’s top talent. His junior year saw him average 17.7 points and 11.9 rebounds. He also earned Big 12 Player of the Year and was named a first-team All-American.
Where he really impressed was with his athleticism and physical attributes. Simply put, Robinson is a beast. Accompanying his 6-foot-9 frame is a 7-foot-3 wingspan and 35.5-inch max vertical, which is what allowed him to be the NCAA’s best rebounder as a junior. However, he didn’t have a polished offensive game in college. A majority of his points came on putbacks and alley-oops.
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