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Thomas Robinson’s mother is getting some high-powered visitors this week in Washington, D.C.
Lisa Robinson, the mother of the 6-foot-8 senior from Brewster (N.H.) Academy ranked No. 7 among power forwards in the Class of 2009, played host Monday night to Memphis head coach John Calipari and assistant Orlando Antigua.
Kansas coach Bill Self will visit with the mother Wednesday morning, before heading to Brewster to watch Thomas work out.
“I know that Coach Calipari and Orlando Antigua had a home visit with Thomas’ mom last night,” Brewster head coach Jason Smith said. “They went to Washington, D.C. to speak with Thomas’ mom.
Bobby Gonzalez has made two hires to the vacancies on his staff.
Dennis Kazimir will take over as Director of Basketball Operations and Rodrick Rhodes will become Assistant to the Head Coach/Administrative Asst.
Kazimir, 31, takes over for Steve Sauers, now at Iona. A Brick, N.J. native and 2000 Seton Hall graduate, he previously worked at Tiffin University and at Wright State. He also worked as director of AAU tournaments for the Hoop Group, and has experience with a number of camps, including Rbk U and ABCD.
Rhodes (pictured), 35, starred at St. Anthony under Bob Hurley, where he won State titles in 1989 and ’91, and went on to star at Kentucky under Rick Pitino for three seasons before transferring to USC. He was drafted in the first round (24th overall) by the Houston Rockets in 1997 and played three season with the Rockets, Grizzlies and Mavericks.