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Mitchell Robinson Considering Skipping College

Mitchell Robinson Western Kentucky Photo | Brian Spurlock | USA TODAY Sports

Mitchell Robinson — the McDonald’s All-American who recently received his release from Western Kentucky — is considering skipping college altogether to prepare instead for the 2018 NBA Draft, according to a report from FanRag.

The five-star forward’s story has been well documented. Initially committed to Texas A&M, where Rick Stansbury was the lead recruiter, Robinson reopened his recruitment when Stansbury took the head coaching job at Western Kentucky.

On June 22 of last year, Stansbury hired Robinson’s Godfather and former UNC standout Shammond Williams as an assistant coach. Seven days later Robinson followed, committing to the Hilltoppers and giving Rick Stansbury a Top 10 recruiting class.

Williams resigned from Western Kentucky on July 3. Soon after Robinson left WKU’s campus, eventually receiving release from his National Letter of Intent. Since Robinson was enrolled in summer school at WKU, he would require a waiver from the NCAA to be eligible for the coming season.

Robinson has visited LSU, Kansas and most recently New Orleans since receiving his release. LSU reportedly withdrew their name from consideration and a report recently surfaced he would choose between Kansas or New Orleans.

Despite requiring a waiver from the NCAA to play immediately, Robinson has choices. He could take the Emmanuel Mudiay route and play overseas for one season. He could choose not to play at all and work on his game in preparation for the 2018 NBA Draft. Or, he could still transfer to a school and sit out a year if declared ineligible. That last path now seems highly unlikely.

 

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