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Kansas Jayhawks to Retire Thomas Robinson’s Jersey vs. Missouri

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The Kansas Jayhawks are adding a new jersey to the rafters at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday with legendary forward Thomas Robinson getting his jersey retired during halftime of the Jayhawks’ matchup against the Missouri Tigers.

Kansas Head Coach Bill Self made the announcement to retire Robinson’s No. 0 jersey at a recent press conference, adding Robinson to the long list of Jayhawk legends etched in the history of Allen Fieldhouse.

 

Robinson spent three seasons with the Jayhawks from 2009-2012 averaging 9.8 points and 7.3 rebounds while shooting 52.5% from the field. In his junior season under Bill Self, Robinson exploded and became one of the top players in the country.

The Washington DC native averaged 17.7 points and 11.9 rebounds per game as a starter in Lawrence which earned him several prestigious accolades. Robinson was named a Consensus All-American, Big 12 Player of the Year, First-Team All-Big 12 selection, and finished off the 2011-12 season as a finalist for the Wooden Award.

Despite Robinson and the Jayhawks falling short of taking home a National Championship in the 2011-12 season suffering a loss at the hands of John Calipari and Kentucky, Robinson will go down in history as one of the greatest Jayhawks ever to wear the Crimson and Blue.

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