Mitchell Robinson enrolled at Western Kentucky, left Western Kentucky, visited other schools re-enrolled at Western Kentucky and is now again leaving Western Kentucky – all before his freshman season even started.
Mitchell Robinson, via Evan Daniels of Scout:
“I’ve decided to leave Western Kentucky and just focus on next year’s NBA Draft,” Robinson said. “I want to thank Western Kentucky, the coaching staff, the fans and my teammates, but I decided to pursue a professional career.”
“The lifetime goal of mine is to play in the NBA and I feel like forgoing my year of college and going straight to work on a day to day basis will help prepare me, so I can focus just on basketball and maturing,” Robinson added.
Robinson projects as a mid-first-rounder, though I suspect this decision will hurt his stock. The athletic 7-footer has excellent physical skills, but he must improve his feel for the game. That’s less likely to happen while training in private. That Robinson can’t seem to figure out his plan is also a red flag.
There’ll be a lot of attention on his pre-draft workouts and interviews, as those will play an outsized role in his evaluations.
Robinson is charting a very different path.