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KU basketball notebook: Thomas Robinson named preseason first-team All-American; recruit Kaleb Tarczewski to visit Arizona

Merv Lindsay, left, guards Thomas Robinson as the two goof around during Media Day on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Merv Lindsay, left, guards Thomas Robinson as the two goof around during Media Day on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse.

October 18, 2011

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Kansas University junior forward Thomas Robinson has been named first-team All-American by CBSsports.com, the website announced Monday. Robinson was joined on the first team by Wisconsin’s Jordan Taylor, Vanderbilt’s John Jenkins, North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes and Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger. Baylor’s Perry Jones was second team.

• Kaleb Tarczewski, a 7-foot senior center from St. Mark’s High in Soutborough, Mass., will leave Thursday for his official visit to Arizona, zagsblog.com reports. Tarczewski’s AAU coach, John Carroll, called the big man’s weekend visit to KU “great.” Rivals.com’s No. 20-rated player is expected to decide soon after visiting Arizona. ... Allerik Freeman, a 6-4 junior guard from Olympic High in Charlotte, N.C., visited Kansas State on Monday after his weekend trip to KU. Freeman, the No. 24-ranked player in the Class of 2013, will visit Villanova and Syracuse in the near future, he told jayhawkslant.com.

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