Robinson headed to Sacramento

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.

Phog.net Recommended Stories


  • Peyton Manning emerged alone atop yet another category in the NFL record book tonight vs the Niners, as he tossed touchdown #509 under the national spotlight of Sunday Night Football (NBC). (Photo…

  • Former USC and NFL running back LenDale White added tons of drama to what was a relatively quiet Homecoming weekend for the Trojans.

  • Here’s a way to watch football and improve your golf swing at the same time. In your living room (or on the range), practice the one-minute golf swing, as shown in this video. Set the timer on your…

  • Dr. Roto, like many others, can't believe Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (pictured above) passed for over 300 yards and rushed for over 100 yards in the same game. First time that's ever happened…

  • As soon as those winds fall off, get into the stand! I always tell people you can't kill them if you aren't out, but if you want to try and pick an opportune time – this is it.

Up Next


Tweets