Thomas Robinson is definitely a lottery choice and likely a high one at that. But there’s plenty of debate about Robinson’s place among the top 6 players in the 2012 NBA Draft when it comes to the many mocks out at this point. The latest from Hoops Hype has Robinson coming in at No. 5 overall to the Sacramento Kings.
Aran Smith likes Robinson’s game and his ability to play alongside last year’s first round choice DeMarcus Cousins. He writes:
The Kings could take Robinson and play him at PF alongside DeMarcus Cousins. How tall Robinson measures will be a big factor in how high he gets selected. If he measures a legit 6-foot-9 in shoes, look for him to get looks from 2 on down. If he measures in the 6-foot-8 range as we expect, look for him to slide to 5-8. Robinson really impressed scouts this season with his added face-the-basket skills.
With a huge (7-foot-1) wingspan, he’s able to compensate for his lack of height. The junior played with great energy all season, leading the Jayhawks to the national title game. He’s got the consistent motor and fire that seems to be lacking from fellow Big 12 forward prospect Perry Jones.
Other places have Robinson ranging from No. 2 to No. 6 so there's still a lot to figure out regarding Robinson and how he compares for the pro level against his peers before the draft later this month.