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T-Rob living large before NBA draft

May 9, 2012

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Former Kansas University power forward Thomas Robinson, who recently signed with sports agent Tony Dutt and Rivals Sports Group, is living the good life as he prepares for the 2012 NBA Draft.

Robinson and former Syracuse standout Scoop Jardine were spotted by TMZ.com on Monday in front of Katsuya Restaurant in Hollywood.

“Is this TMZ for real? This is your boy T-Rob ... FOE (Family Over Everything), shout it all day. This is my man Scoop,” Robinson said, introducing Jardine to the entertainment website reporter.

Asked what he’ll be spending his first NBA dollars on, projected top five pick Robinson said: “an iced-up Rolex (watch).”

After Jardine said he’d buy his mom a house, Robinson quickly added he had plans to purchase his little sister gifts as well.

DraftExpress.com has the 6-foot-9, 240-pound Robinson headed to New Orleans with the No. 4 pick overall in the June 28 draft; nbadraft.net has Robinson going to his hometown Washington Wizards with the No. 2 pick.

The Robinson/Jardine video, in which Robinson is wearing a Washington Nationals baseball cap, is available below.

TMZ video

Thomas Robinson on TMZ video

Semi has full list: Ottawa High senior-to-be Semi Ojeleye, a 6-6, 215-pound small forward who averaged 32.1 points and 8.7 rebounds a game last season, has KU on his revised list of schools.

Rivals.com reports that its No. 37-rated player nationally is considering KU, Kansas State, Missouri, Duke, Arizona, Stanford, UCLA, Indiana, Wisconsin, Oregon, and Illinois.

Ojeleye led MoKan Elite to a runner-up finish in the recent EYBL AAU Tournament in Hampton, Va.

“MoKan Elite went down at the hands of the CIA Bounce, but Semi Ojeleye did everything in his power to prevent it,” writes Eric Bossi of Rivals.com. “The powerfully built, 6-foot-6 wing from Ottawa High went unconscious from three-point land during the second half as he buried one long jumper after another. When he’s set, he doesn’t miss very often.

“On top of being an excellent set shooter, the No. 37 player in the class of 2013 shows a great understanding of how to use his ruggedly built frame in the lane where he continually finishes through contact,” Bossi added.

Harris to decide soon: South Carolina transfer Damontre Harris will choose to attend either KU or Florida this week, his mom tells Rivals.com.

The 6-9, 225-pound junior-to-be power forward from Fayetteville, N.C., “will sit down with his coach by the end of this week and try to make a decision by then,” Sheronda Harris told jayhawkslant.com.

Damontre averaged 6.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game his soph season for the Gamecocks. He will have to sit out a season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules.

“He is done taking visits and will decide between Kansas and Florida. I know Damontre enjoyed himself at Kansas (last weekend) and he really liked the visit, as he did Florida as well. Damontre really likes both schools, so it’s going to be a big decision, but it’s a decision he will make,” she added.

Comments

Robert Rauktis 2 years, 7 months ago

"The 6-9, 225-pound junior-to-be power forward from Fayetteville, N.C., “will sit down with his coach by the end of this week and try to make a decision by then,” Sheronda Harris told jayhawkslant.com."

Coach or ex-coach at USC? AAU? High school? Church basement?

Rich Noever 2 years, 7 months ago

Nice that TRob has his priorities straight. Diamond encrusted Rolex and, oh yeak I forgot, some gifts for my sister. Maybe a Porche?

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