This is a feature that we'll roll out as often as possible leading up to the draft. Basically, we'll be taking an in depth look at some of the potential draftees for the Thunder, and asking questions of the people who know them best, the college blogs that cover them. Up now is Stanley Robinson of the University of Connecticut, and Andrew Porter of The UConn Blog. Scott Schroeder of Ridiculous Upside has him available at #21, but NBADraft.net has him being available as late as #32. Regardless, he is a potential future Thunder player, so here's the 411 on Stanley Robinson....
Stanley Robinson, Small Forward, #21, The University of Connecticut
3. Based on what you know, do you think he would be a good fit for the Thunder?
4. Do you think Robinson will drop to pick #26, or do you think he'll go before that?
I don't know enough to say definitively, but being picked somewhere in the mid-20's would not surprise me.
5. The Thunder are a very disciplined squad with a team mentality. Do you think Stanley Robinson would fit into that type of environment, or would he be too wild or selfish?
I think the team mentality would be a great fit. Robinson was always a team player at UConn, and was often too deferential. Having a nice comfortable role (instead of needing to be a leader) might be just what he needs. The disciplined part is a bit of a dicier proposition though. Robinson never showed that he had all that high of a basketball IQ. He's got tremendous physical skills, but his tendency to disappear on the court will be frustrating if he can't shake it.
6. Do you want to see him play for the Thunder, unite with other former UConn players, or go somewhere else?
7. What is your favorite Stanley Robinson moment? (YouTube link if possible/applicable?)
When I say Robinson is an athletic freak, I mean it. Search for him on YouTube and you'll find dozens of spectacular dunks. You can check out this alley-oop over Texas as an example.
Many thanks to Andrew Sharp for the in-depth analysis. So, what do you think? Is Stanley Robinson a good pick or a bad pick? Will he be worth the risk in the first round? Even in the second round? Let us know by dropping a comment!
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