Thomas Robinson, a Kansas basketball legend, will have his jersey retired during the Border Showdown game against Mizzou. Robinson, known as "T-Rob," was a consensus All-American and Big 12 Player of the Year during the 2011-12 season and led the Jayhawks to the national championship. This recognition solidifies Robinson's place in Kansas basketball history as one of the most accomplished big men. Despite some challenges during his time at KU, including personal tragedy, Robinson's impact on and off the court has been praised. His most memorable performance came against Mizzou in 2012 when he recorded a 28-point, 12-rebound double-double and made a game-saving block. Robinson's jersey retirement is a well-deserved honor for a player who left a lasting legacy at Kansas.

Why It Matters

The retirement of Thomas Robinson's jersey highlights his remarkable achievements and contributions to the Kansas basketball program. It symbolizes the lasting impact he had as a player and demonstrates the program's appreciation for his talents and character.