Kansas forward Thomas Robinson has declared himself eligible for the 2012 NBA Draft. He is rated as the second or third prospect behind Kentucky center Anthony Davis.
Robinson enjoyed a great junior season after showing glimpses of this in his first two seasons. Robinson was the first unanimous All-American from the Big-12 since Blake Griffin. He averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds per game for the National runners-up. Robinson led the country with 27 double-doubles.
Robinson made national headlines early last year, after his mother died of a heart-attack. He became a legal guardian of his younger sister, Jayla. The two also lost their grandmother and grandfather right before their mother.
A fellow Big 12 conference member, Perry Jones III also declared for the NBA today. Jones from Baylor, is leaving two seasons early. He was projected as an early pick last season, but decided to return for another year. Jones averaged 14 points and eight rebounds this season for the Bears who made it to the regional finals round.
Robinson has a body built for the NBA, now we will have to wait until June 28th to see what lucky team picks him. Jones on the other hand, has great potential, but some NBA teams may balk at drafting him. Jones has great talent and could one day be an all-star or he could be a bust.