Robinson Named to Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List

Feb. 6, 2012

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas junior forward Thomas Robinson was named to the 2012 midseason watch list for the Oscar Robertson Trophy it was announced Monday morning.

Robinson is currently the only player in the Big 12 averaging a double-double on the season with 18 points and 12 rebounds per game. His 16 double-doubles are the most in the Big 12 and rank second nationally. He has scored 20 or more points eight times this season to lead KU. Versus North Dakota (12/31) he recorded the first 30-point, 20-rebound performance by a Jayhawk since Feb. 13, 1961 by Wayne Hightower.

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected 20 outstanding players for its 2012 Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List. Members of the association’s board of directors chose the players to be included on the list as contenders for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, to be presented to the national player of the year by its namesake in New Orleans at the USBWA’s College Basketball Awards Breakfast on March 30.

Earlier this season, Robinson was named the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 12, while also earning Big 12 Player of the Week honors three times this season.

Last season Marcus Morris was one of 10 finalists for the prestigious award. If Robinson is selected as a finalist, it will mark the third-straight year KU has had a finalist for the trophy.