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2012 NBA Draft: Thomas Robinson Taken By The Kings With The No. 5 Pick

Kansas forward Thomas Robinson was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the No. 5 pick in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft on Thursday night.

The 6-foot-9, 245 lb. Jayhawk is considered a prototypical NBA power forward with size and speed, as well as raw strength. Scouts have lauded Robinson's work ethic and willingness to learn, but noted he needs development with his back to the basket, and his post defense.

It was thought that some teams might trade up for Robinson, but it appears he will join DeMarcus Cousins to form an elite rebounding unit.

For more on Thomas Robinson and the 2012 NBA Draft, check out Rock Chalk Talk, Sactown Royalty and SB Nation's NBA page.