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Thomas Robinson, Kansas Jayhawks

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The Morris twins: gone pro. The hole in the Kansas Jayhawks' front court would belong to Thomas Robinson ... if he didn't join Markieff and Marcus in the NBA. Robinson's potential to be a great college player was clear in his sophomore season (7.6 points and 6.4 rebounds in just under 15 minutes a game), and he was projected as a lottery talent. Now, in a year when he lost his mother and two grandparents in the same awful month, with a little sister to care for alone, T-Rob had a decision to make: Stay and own this team or leave and get paid. Robinson stayed for his junior year, and he dominated. The 6-foot-10-inch forward averaged a double-double (17.7 points and 11.9 rebounds), led KU to a regular-season Big 12 crown and racked up a bunch of honors (Big 12 Conference Player of the Year, first-team All-Big 12 Conference and a consensus first-team All-American). Oh, and he damn near grabbed a National Championship, falling 67-59 to Kentucky. As T-Rob's tat says, though, "Success is nothing without failure." So with that, he goes forward with everyone's blessing, snatched up by the Sacramento Kings with the fifth overall pick in the NBA Draft.

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