Washington Kansas University basketball signee Thomas Robinson scored 14 points in helping Team Finish defeat Team Create, 134-131, in the Reebok All-American game on Saturday night at American University’s Bender Arena.
Robinson, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward who hails from D.C., but played his senior year of high school ball at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, was a teammate of future KU guard Elijah Johnson and future Kansas State guard Rodney McGruder.
McGruder, 6-4 from Arlington Country Day High in Jacksonville, Fla., had 24 points and seven rebounds and was co-MVP with Pittsburgh recruit Dante Taylor, who had 26 points and nine boards. Johnson’s stats were not available Saturday night.
McGruder told the Washington Post that he and Robinson discussed the opportunity to play one final game in D.C., where McGruder also grew up.
“We finally got to play in front of the people who wanted to see us play and didn't want us to leave,” McGruder told the Washington Post. “I also told Thomas, ‘We play you next year so you can’t be doing all that against us.’ You know, Kansas is our rival.”