Bears All-Access interviewed freshmen Chris Kendrix, Cameron Maes, Shawn Roundtree and Robin Thompson to learn more about the newcomers to the Missouri State men's basketball program
2015-16 Made 19 appearances as a redshirt freshman with one start … Blocked 2 shots and scored 2 points in MVC Tournament quarterfinals against Evansville (3/4/16) ... Saw 6 minutes in his first start of the season against Illinois State (1/30/16) at JQH Arena and went 2-for-2 at the line for the second game in a row ... Played 21 minutes off the pine at Indiana State (1/27/16) and finished with 8 points, 6 rebounds (4 offensive), a block and a dunk ... Earned a 9-minute assignment vs. SIU (1/24/16) and had 2 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals ... Had impressive outing in win at Drake (1/20/16) with 2-for-2 from the field, 2 steals and a dunk in MSU’s third straight MVC road win ... Scored a traditional 3-point play in win at Bradley (1/16/16) ... Also contributed a key 3-point play in road win at Loyola (1/9/16) with an assist and a steal ... Posted a rebound for the third straight game in home win over UNI (1/6/16) ... Fouled out for first time in his career in home game against Evansville (1/2/16) ... Scored a basket and snagged a rebound and a steal in his first-ever league game (12/30/15) at Illinois State ... Came off the bench for a bucket at Valparaiso (12/19/15) ... Had a pair of rebounds and put-back basket in home win over Oral Roberts (12/16/15) ... Snagged 5 rebounds in just 4 minutes in home opener vs. William Woods (11/27/15) ... Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll for Fall 2015 semester. 2014-15 Earned a medical redshirt after he missed the last 23 games of his first MSU campaign after suffering a season-ending injury to his ankle in game at SEMO (12/13/14) ... Underwent an MRI in mid-December which revealed an osteochondral lesion of the talus bone (foot), which necessitated him missing the remainder of the 2014-15 campaign ... Played 61 minutes in eight appearances in the non-conference portion of the schedule for the Bears, scoring 13 total points, including 11 against Avila on 11/19/14 ... Started third straight game in win over Alaska-Anchorage (11/28/14) and blocked a shot for third time in five games ... Played 12 minutes in start at Great Alaska Shootout against Colorado State (11/27/14) ... Earned his first career start at Texas Tech (11/22/14) and had a block and a steal in 7 minutes ... Played 24 minutes and finished with 11 points in reserve role against Avila (11/19/14) with 5 rebounds, 2 dunks and 7-for-9 at the foul line ... Snagged a rebound in a 5-minute reserve appearance against Eastern Illinois (11/14/14) in his collegiate debut in the season opener.
High School As a senior at Mary Institute Country Day School in St. Louis, Thompson averaged 16.2 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.8 blocks while making 49 percent of his field goals ... Helped Coach Matt Hixenbaugh's Rams to a 17-9 record, Metro League title and Class 4 district runner-up finish ... In addition to earning a place on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro third team, Thompson was named the Metro League Player of the Year in 2013-14 and was a consensus Class 4 all-state selection ... As a junior, he earned MBCA first-team all-state distinction after he averaged 13.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game ... Was also a first-team All-Metro League pick and a St. Louis American Prep Athlete of the Week as part of a 15-9 club that won the ABC League championship ... During his sophomore season, Thompson posted 8.0 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per night while earning second-team all-conference honors and leading the Rams to a 15-9 record and conference title ... In his first three high school seasons, he blocked 147 shots ... Also played high school football his senior year ... Played three years on the competitive AAU circuit for the St. Louis Eagles.
Personal Robin Charles Thompson was born 2/12/96 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of Robin and Courtney Thompson of Florissant, Mo. ... His mother is the all-time leading rebounder at Lindenwood University in St. Louis as well as a hall of famer there ... Has two brothers, Austin and Sean ... Majoring in Advertising & Promotion ... Grand nephew of Louisville All-American and Missouri Valley Conference great Wes Unseld, who enjoyed a 13-year NBA Hall of Fame career with the Washington Bullets ... Robin's uncle, Earl Austin, Jr., is the all-time leading scorer and a hall of famer at Lindenwood University as well as a famed sports journalist ... His cousin, Wes Unseld, Jr., is on the coaching staff of the Orlando Magic, and his uncle, George Unseld, was a star at Kansas who was later drafted by the Lakers ... Chose MSU over Iowa State, UT Martin, SIUE and Southern Illinois.