BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rival Sports Group, an emerging firm in the sports industry, signs Thomas Robinson, former Kansas University star power forward. Robinson, a unanimous first team All American, is expected to be a top three pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. "Coach Self and the entire coaching staff along with Kansas University have done an excellent job in making Thomas the most NBA ready player in the draft and we are excited to be a big part of this process," says Jason Martin, Rival Co-Founder. With Tony Dutt handling contracts,Robinson joins other top tier athletes who have made the decision to sign on with Rival Sports Group, an all-encompassing sports management and marketing firm. "We are proud to welcome Thomas Robinson into the Rival family, he is a great talent and an even better person," said Richard Gebbia, CEO of Rival Sports Group. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, Rival has offices across the country.
At Kansas University, Thomas Robinson was the star power forward averaging 17.9 points per game and 11.8 rebounds. He was selected as one of 10 finalists for the V Foundation Comeback Award and was named the 2012 Big 12 Player of the Year and the Associated Press Big 12 Player of the Year. Robinson signed with Rival Sports Group in April 2012 for what hopes to be a successful entrance into the next NBA season.