Thomas Robinson of Kansas Declares for NBA

April 9, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
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Robinson tallied 18 points and 17 rebounds in the championship game loss to Kentucky. RONALD MARTINEZ/GETTY IMAGES

Kansas junior forward Thomas Robinson announced his intentions to declare for the NBA draft Tuesday, according to a release on the school’s website.

The Associated Press’s unanimous All-American Robinson, considered by most to be the runner-up for the national Player of the Year to Kentucky’s Anthony Davis led Kansas in scoring (17.9 points) and rebounding (11.8) and topped the country with 27 double-doubles leading the 32–7 Jayhawks to the title game this year.

“It is going to be hard leaving and I am going to miss my teammates, the coaching staff, the fans, and just the town period; but this puts me in a situation to take care of my family. I also want to thank coach Self for never letting up on me,” said Robinson.

Robinson is projected by most to be a top-five pick in the draft.