Five-Star recruit Mitchell Robinson suspended from program

Chalmette High School Senior Mitchell Robinson (23) attempts to score a basket in a game against Ballard High School on Sat. Feb. 11, 2017 at Bowling Green High School. The 7 foot 5-star recruit signed to WKU on Nov. 15, 2016. 

Herald Staff

Mitchell Robinson, five-star WKU basketball recruit and McDonald’s All-American, has been suspended “indefinitely from the program for a violation of team rules.”

This comes from a statement released by head coach Rick Stansbury. 

“Mitchell is a good kid, but the team will always be more important than one individual player. He needs to understand the value of structure and accountability in his life, and his return will be dependent upon requirements that will be handled internally. My focus is on our team, and I’m excited about this group as we prepare for next week’s trip to Costa Rica,” Stansbury said. 

The Herald first reported last Friday that Robinson was no longer on WKU’s campus after being in Bowling Green for the past two weeks working out during WKU’s summer session. 

His dorm room and locker were completely cleared out. 

Robinson originally verbally committed to WKU in the summer of 2016. He signed his national letter of intent to play at WKU on Nov. 15, 2016. Unless the school releases him from the NLI, Robinson cannot play anywhere else on the collegiate level this season.

Last month it was announced WKU assistant coach Shammond Williams would not be returning to Stansbury’s staff this fall. Williams is Robinson’s godfather and was major factor in Robinson’s decision to attend WKU.
The Herald will update this story as more information is made available.