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Top 10 recruit Mitchell Robinson leaves Western Kentucky

Here’s some eye-opening news: five-star center Mitchell Robinson has left Western Kentucky. Mitchell, a consensus top 10 recruit, was primed to be a game changer for Rick Stansbury at Western, but this morning, the school’s student paper tweeted out that he has left campus:

Whoa. Earlier this month, former UNC star Shammond Williams, who is Robinson’s godfather, resigned from Western’s staff. Since then, rumors spread that Robinson was rethinking his commitment to Western, but he arrived on campus and enrolled in classes. Now, it appears he’s had a change of heart.

Where will Robinson go from here? Overseas? Prep school? Lexington?

(Just kidding on that last one. Kind of.)

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6 Comments for Top 10 recruit Mitchell Robinson leaves Western Kentucky

  1. RealCatsFan
    12:10 pm July 28, 2017 Permalink

    Um, I think this kid might end up being another one of those “dodged bullets” for Cal – not that UK was recruiting him anyway. The whole “godfather” angle just sounds really shady. He should go to UNC – perfect fit for those cheatin’ bastids!

  2. runningunnin.454
    12:13 pm July 28, 2017 Permalink

    Hope you’re kidding on the last one…..we are not Missouri or Washington or LSU.

  3. az1006
    12:52 pm July 28, 2017 Permalink

    I get the feeling something big is about to come out of Bowling Green…Stansbury has lost two assistants this offseason, and now loses his prized recruit. Gotta wonder what’s going on there. Will be interesting to see what all comes from this.

  4. CKTermy23
    1:27 pm July 28, 2017 Permalink

    He probably decided that he was too good to play college ball, will pick hire a personal basketball trainer, get ready for the 2018 NBA Draft. He could also play a year overseas then get drafted from there. Doubt he transfers because then he has to sit for a year,if he plans to be a one&done then why would he agree to sit for a year. He wasn’t being recurited by Cal and didn’t even make the U19 USA Roster in with Cal was the Coach. So fat chance Cal would pounce on him now.

  5. EdC
    1:31 pm July 28, 2017 Permalink

    How does that even work from a scholarship standpoint since the Fall semester hasn’t started yet? I’m guessing he did sign somewhere and would have to wait out a year to play college anywhere else?

  6. CKTermy23
    7:54 pm July 28, 2017 Permalink

    Well he now plans on transferring. He will have to sit a year be he probably will just practice where ever he goes, take advantage of that University’s athletic facilities and then at the end of the season declare for the draft get feedback and then make a decision on to either stay in or go play a year of basketball this is kind of what Hamidou Diallo did only he enrolled at UK early. But results in the same outcome potentially.