Robinson still undecided, may sit out

Jeremy Chisenhall

Former WKU commit and signee Mitchell Robinson is weighing his options and is likely to sit out this year and wait for the 2018 NBA Draft, FanRag Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported Sunday evening.

Robinson is a seven-foot, five-star who was one of the biggest basketball recruits in program history. His commitment anchored one of the best recruiting classes the school has ever seen. After departing from Bowling Green shortly before the start of the fall semester, Robinson was granted release from the program and began looking elsewhere.

“A separate source told FanRag Sports that Robinson’s camp believes with a year of sitting out he can wind up in a comparable position in next year’s draft to what Thon Maker was in 2016, when he was selected 10th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks after doing a post graduate year,” Rothstein said in his report.

After his release from WKU, Robinson was recruited by Louisiana State University, the University of Kansas and the University of New Orleans. After a visit to LSU, the school stopped recruiting Robinson, and he narrowed his list down to Kansas and UNO.

A decision between the two was expected to come over the weekend, but since then Robinson has been re-tweeting tweets from fans telling him to return to WKU, and considering sitting out from college basketball altogether.

While we await the decision, the Hilltoppers now have Josh Anderson on campus, according to Chad Bishop of WBKO. The 6-foot-4, four-star guard helped lead Madison Prep Academy to three straight state titles in Louisiana. Anderson had eight other scholarship offers, including offers from the University of Florida and Texas A&M.

The only player left to join the team is forward Robinson Idehen, who is expected to join them after the fall semester this year. The rest of the roster is already together.

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