In the less-than-48 hours since the Wizards were given the No. 3 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, popular opinion among Washington's basketball fans has coalesced around the Wizards selecting either Florida's Bradley Beal or Kentucky's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. If Chad Ford is any guide, the Wizards are thinking the same way.
The forgotten man in all this is Thomas Robinson, who played his college ball at Kansas and his high school ball in our old neck of the woods (Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire), but was brought up in Washington, D.C.
Robinson spoke to the Washington Post's Michael Lee about the prospect of playing for his hometown team. What he said is after the jump.
"That's where I started my dream at, in D.C.," Robinson said, "and to be able to come back home would mean a lot to me, because that's something that you fantasize in your mind about when you're little, bringing the city back to where it belongs. That's something that I definitely wouldn't mind doing."
Of course, when asked if he had a perference, Robinson responded, "Whoever takes me." Considering the surfeit of big men the Wizards have, it's regrettably unlikely that it will be a D.C. homecoming.