4. Thomas Robinson 6-9 244lbs Kansas Junior PF
2011-12 stats: 31.8 mpg, 17.7 ppg, 12 rpg, 50% fg, 68% ft
Prediction: Top 5
Strengths: Thomas Robinson is a high energy, athletic, power forward, who has improved in each of his three years at the University of Kansas. He spent a majority of his first two seasons there playing behind the Morris twins, who where both 1st round themselves, but Robinson was always the better pro prospect in my opinion. Robinson’s offensive game has went from alley oops, layups and dunks, to scoring with his back to the basket and occasionally hitting the mid range jump shot. Defensively, he’s very versatile, I can see him guarding some 3’s at the NBA level as well as his natural position at the four. Robinson is a beast on the boards and when it comes down to it, he is going to play hard and compete nightly.
Weaknesses: Robinson’s game in the post has came a long way, but he is still sort of robotic at times. It’s like he’s thinking too often instead of just feeling his man and reacting. He’s became a much better shooter then when he first arrived at Kansas, but he really needs to become a more consistent jump shooter from mid range.