Kansas' Thomas Robinson Named Big 12 Player of the Week
Nov. 28, 2011
IRVING, Texas – Kansas junior forward Thomas Robinson was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week Monday. He earned the honor for games of Nov. 21-27 in voting by a panel of media covering the conference. It is the first career weekly honor for Robinson.
Robinson, a 6-foot-10 forward from Washington, D.C., led Kansas to a 2-1 record at the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational, with wins over Georgetown (67-63) and UCLA (72-56) before the Jayhawks fell to No. 6 Duke (68-61) in the event’s title game. Robinson averaged 17.0 points and 12.3 rebounds, notching a double-double in each contest for the Jayhawks. He shot 50 percent (20-of-40) from the field and connected on 11-of-17 (.647) free throws while adding four assists and two steals.
Robinson tied his career-high against the Hoyas, finishing with 20 points. He also posted a career-best rebounding total with 15 versus the Blue Devils. Robinson has five double-doubles this season and is one of two players in the Big 12 that is averaging a double-double (16.0 ppg, 12.0 rpg). He leads the conference with his 12.0 rebounds per game average and his 16.0 points per game are tied for fourth in the league with senior teammate Tyshawn Taylor.
Robinson and the Jayhawks will play just their second game at home this season Wednesday as the team hosts Florida Atlantic in Allen Fieldhouse at 7 p.m.