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Thomas Robinson is comforted by teammates after losing the NCAA Championship.
This won't go by well with all Kansas fans and most basketball fans. However, here's my reasoning for putting T-Rob on this list.
First of all, there are a lot of big men in this draft, such as Anthony Davis, Jared Sullinger and Andre Drummond. Robinson is considered the second or third-best out of the four players, but other than Drummond, he is riskier than all of the others.
Robinson scores and rebounds, and he easily averaged a double-double in 2011-12. However, he is turnover and foul-prone, he doesn't always give his best effort on defense, and his post play isn't ready for the elite big men of the league.
T-Rob completed three years of college, although he only received significant playing time in his junior year. He wasn't able to out-duel Anthony Davis in the national championship, as Davis had a great all-around game and held Robinson to a low shooting percentage.
He's done a great job against big men this year, but I don't believe he's completely ready for the NBA. I don't think he should've stayed in college, because his draft stock could get hurt (like Barnes and Jones'). However, he is still raw.
Robinson will probably go second in the draft, and I wouldn't disagree with a team's decision to select him. However, if T-Rob isn't brought up right, he will struggle in the NBA.
I see a lot of Greg Oden in T-Rob, except Oden was a better post player. Will T-Rob end up with the same fate as Oden?
Only time will tell.