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NBA Draft 2012: Thomas Robinson Ranked As No. 4 Pro Prospect In College Basketball

Draft Express just released their latest NBA Draft rankings leading up to the late June entry draft and KU's Thomas Robinson has made his way up to the No. 4 position overall, behind only Kentucky's Anthony Davis and Marcus Gilchrist and UConn's Andre Drummond. Robinson was projected to make a major leap on Bill Self's squad before the season, but his ascension into the elite players in college ball has been a revelation all year for Jayhawks fans.

But Robinson is not the only KU product on the list. Point guard Tyshawn Taylor comes in at No. 30 and could be on the fringe of being a first round prospect. A strong NCAA Tournament showing would go a long way toward cementing his draft prospect status. Elijah Johnson comes in at No. 72 and Jeff Withey appears in the Top 100 at No. 92. That last position will likely go up as Withey's game continues to develop. After all, strong defensive big men are simply too rare in the NBA.