Robinson headed to Sacramento
(Scott Rovak/US PRESSWIRE)
Posted Jun 28, 2012

After a sterling junior campaign at the University of Kansas, Thomas Robinson has the chance to make good on a promise he made to his mother - to take care of his sister, Jayla, in her absence. Thursday night, Robinson was drafted with the fifth pick overall by the Sacramento Kings.

Immediately after the pick, ESPN analyst Jay Bilas praised the selection and Thomas Robinson's relentless play style.

"He's got great size, length and strength for a power forward," Bilas said. "He's an outstanding defensive rebounder - I think he's the best defensive rebounder in this draft."

Sporting dapper duds, some new bling and a brand new Sacramento Kings hat, an emotional Robinson needed a few moments to compose himself before he was able to respond to the first question of a post-selection interview.

"I'm just happy to be here, man," he said. "Thank God I made it."

The Kansas star rounded out a top five that included Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist of Kentucky, Brad Beal of Florida and Dion Waiters of Syracuse.

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