Mitchell Robinson was one of the biggest recruiting surprises in the class of 2017 as he chose Western Kentucky over pretty much all the big-time schools. The 6’11”, 215-pound center was rated a five-star and No. 10 overall recruit in the class by ESPN. However, it would appear that he wants out of his National Letter of Intent already.
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ESPN’s Jeff Goodman is reporting that Robinson could be headed overseas to play and doesn’t want to be at Western Kentucky since assistant Shammond Williams resigned on Monday. Williams is Robinson’s godfather, which undoubtedly plays a huge role. Here’s what Goodman is reporting in full:
Since Robinson did not go to the first session of summer classes, it might be easier to get out of his NLI and head elsewhere. But he may not be going the college basketball route anymore either.
However, Robinson’s mother is under the impression he will stay for now:
It’s going to be hard to convince Robinson to stay I imagine since his main recruiter and reason for getting on campus was his godfather who is no longer with the program. If Robinson does stay though, the Hilltoppers should prove to be quite a good team and Robinson will likely help his case as a top draft pick if he can carry the team to the NCAA Tournament.