Thomas Robinson Thinks He Should Be the Top Draft Pick ‘Easily’

by June 08, 2012

Everyone expects Anthony Davis to be the #1 NBA Draft pick this year, but a very confident Thomas Robinson isn’t buying into that notion at all. Per SI: “The annual ritual of NBA prospect chest-puffing took place on Thursday, when former Kansas forward Thomas Robinson reiterated his recent stance that he isn’t among those buying into the Anthony Davis hype. The Kentucky forward is seen as the consensus No. 1 pick in the June 28 draft, and he sauntered into the interview room at the predraft combine wearing a t-shirt that read ‘Check the stats.’ Davis wasn’t asked about the meaning of the shirt, but Robinson wasn’t afraid to share his thoughts when reporters inquired. ‘If you wanted to check the stats, then I’d be the No. 1 pick easily — if that’s what you want to do,’ he said. ‘I should get one of those shirts. I’ll get a shirt that says, ‘Numbers don’t lie.’ Based on the tale of the tape, Robinson — who could go as high as No. 2 to Charlotte but is widely considered a top five pick — has a point. He averaged 17.7 points, 11.9 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game, while Davis averaged 14.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and an NCAA-leading 4.7 blocks per game. He was then asked if he would be looking for revenge from any team that passes him in the draft. ‘I’m going to go after every team that I step on the floor against,’ Robinson said. ‘There’s really not going to be a specific team that I’m going to point out and just try to kill. I’m trying to kill everybody.'”