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NBA Draft 2012: Washington Wizards Work Out Thomas Robinson

Thomas Robinson is an excellent draft prospect in the 2012 NBA Draft, with some mock drafts having the 6'9" power forward going as high as No. 2 overall to the Charlotte Bobcats.

Of course, there's no guarantee that Robinson goes No. 2 overall to Charlotte. The Washington Wizards know this, and conducted a private workout with Robinson on Wednesday.

SB Nation's Mike Prada was there for it, and shared some tidbits from the workout over at Bullets Forever. It appears that Robinson, who is a D.C. native, grew up quite the Wizards fan.

Clearly, Robinson's Wizards fandom is serious. How else do you explain the Kansas star dropping a "we" reference when talking about the franchise? But Robinson is also serious about wanting to return here for his professional career, and he's willing to deal with all the distractions that come from playing in his hometown.

"It was [an issue] going into college, but I was younger then," Robinson said when asked about those distractions. "I feel like I'm much more mature now than I was going into college."

This is not the first time Robinson said he wanted to play for the Wizards, but it was one of the most emphatic. When asked to describe his feelings on being able to work out for the franchise he grew up following, he called it a "dream come true." So, yeah, he's being pretty transparent about this whole thing.

We'll see if the Bobcats spoil Robinson's homecoming by taking him with the second overall pick, or if Robinson returns to Washington to play for his favorite team growing up.

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