June 14, 2007

Robinson Has High Expectations

For Russell Robinson, the end is nearing. After an extremely successful three year run as a member of the University of Kansas men's basketball program, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound guard from New York, N.Y., is preparing for his senior campaign. After Wednesdays scrimmage inside Allen Fieldhouse, Jayhawk Slant spoke to Robinson about his time in Lawrence and what to expect during the upcoming season.

"It's gone by too fast. I've been through some ups and downs," said Robinson. "Now is my last go-around, so I've got to make the most of it. I am just going to think positive and wish for the best."

There was actually a time early in his career when Robinson didn't envision himself making it at Kansas. After declining to enter a game late in the second half midway through his freshman season, it looked as if his days at Kansas were numbered.

However, Robinson made the most of the situation and, to his credit, dedicated himself to making sure he would never be placed in a similar situation. The talented guard remained in Lawrence once the season was complete and, since that time, has been a fixture on the court for Bill Self's squad.

Not concerned with statistics or press clippings, Robinson is the type of player that, without question, leads by example. On the court, the former Rice High School standout isn't flamboyant or boisterous. Additionally, Robinson isn't the type of player that's going to light up the scoreboard.

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