Big 12 players declare for NBA Draft

Big 12 players declare for NBA Draft

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Kansas' Thomas Robinson looks to the sideline in the final seconds of the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri,Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, in Columbia, Mo. Missouri won the game 74-71. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

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Associated Press

Posted on April 9, 2012 at 1:20 PM

(AP) -- Kansas star forward Thomas Robinson and Baylor forward Perry Jones III have declared for the 2012 NBA draft.
  
Robinson made the formal announcement Monday, with coach Bill Self by his side.  He will forgo his senior season at Kansas in order to declare.
  
Robinson, the first unanimous first-team All-American since Blake Griffin, led the Jayhawks to the national championship game against Kentucky, where they lost 67-59. He averaged 17.9 points and 11.8 rebounds per game this season and led the nation with 27 double-doubles.

Perry Jones III is skipping his final two seasons of eligibility to enter the NBA draft.
  
Jones made the announcement Monday in a statement issued by the school. He had returned for his sophomore season after being projected as a top pick last year.
  
Instead of becoming Baylor's first one-and-done player, Jones sat through a five-game suspension to start his sophomore season after the NCAA determined he accepted improper benefits before coming to Baylor.
  
The school's first preseason Big 12 Player of the Year averaged 13.5 points and 7.6 rebounds as the Bears reached the regional finals in the NCAA tournament before losing to national champion Kentucky.
  
As a freshman, Jones averaged 13.9 points and 7.2 rebounds.

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