2012 NBA Draft Results: Thomas Robinson Selected By Kings With No. 5 Pick

With the No. 5 pick in the 2012 NBA draft, the Sacramento Kings selected Thomas Robinson from Kansas.

Robinson's rise is almost famous by now. After caddying for the Morris brothers in Lawrence in 2010-11 as a sixth man, he ascended in 2011-12 to dominate more than either twin ever had. His athleticism and relentless activity made him a problem for just about every team but Kentucky; his rebounding on both ends is expected to be strong at the next level.

But due to his height, the likelihood of Robinson following in the footsteps of Kevin Love, David West and Al Horford will rely on the development of an excellent jumper. The work ethic that he has shown suggests it's possible, but you won't know until you see it. Defensively, Robinson figures to be an immediate plus, though he's not considered a shot-blocker.

Follow our 2012 NBA draft results StoryStream for live pick-by-pick coverage. Check out our NBA draft hub for analysis, draft grades, videos and more. For more on the Kings, visit Sactown Royalty or SB Nation Bay Area.

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