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Thomas Robinson First Unanimous All-American Since Blake Griffin

Kansas Jayhawks forward Thomas Robinson isn't just coming off an explosive 22-point performance in an Elite Eight victory against the North Carolina Tar Heels on Sunday. It was announced on Monday that Robinson is the first unanimous Associated Press All-American selection since Blake Griffin in 2009.

"It's a blessing to be named even in the same category as Blake Griffin," Robinson told the Associated Press. "For that to happen, I'm glad all the hard work is paying off."

The hard work is paying off so much so that Kansas is headed to the Final Four to play the Ohio St. Buckeyes in New Orleans with the Robinson averaging 17.9 points and 11.8 rebounds a game this season. Robinson gets the opportunity to go head-to-head with Jared Sullinger, who of course, was also selected to the All-American first team.

Missouri Tigers senior guard Marcus Denmon was selected to the second team. Denmon averaged 17.6 points a game this season before the Tigers' early exit from the NCAA Tournament.

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