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
A promising young forward, Thompson has unlimited future potential for the Bears after taking his game to a prominent level his senior season in high school. He's a fantastic leaper and shot blocker who can also rebound.
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 ... Currently undeclared ... 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.