Five-star recruit still committed to WKU after social media hack

Head coach Rick Stansbury talks to the Hilltoppers during WKU’s 103-97 double-overtime win against Kentucky Wesleyan on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at Diddle Arena.

Matthew Stewart

Five-star recruit Mitchell Robinson announced via Twitter that he was de-committing from WKU. However, in a press conference on Tuesday morning Head Coach Rick Stansbury explained that Robinson is still committed to the Hilltoppers.

“Talked to his dad, there’s nothing to it,” Stansbury said. “He said somebody hacked in the account. So that’s what we were told. I haven’t talked to the kid, but the dad knows what’s going on. We don’t see no problems. He signed, so he can’t de-commit. His dad said there’s no concerns.”

Robinson took to Twitter at 12:54 Tuesday morning and said, “After careful consideration, I have decided to DECOMMIT from the University of Western Kentucky and explore my options this only happens once.”

Since then the tweet has been deleted.

Robinson, the ninth ranked player in the ESPN top 100, signed his national letter of intent with Western Kentucky University on November 15th.

The 7-foot, 215-pound center is originally from Pensacola, Fla., but is now attending Chalmette High School in Louisiana.

He originally committed to Texas A&M where Stansbury was previously an assistant coach for the last two years.

Robinson’s godfather is also newly named WKU basketball Assistant Coach Shammond Williams.

ESPN’s scouting report of Robinson described the center as a “lengthy 5-man with broad shoulders, long arms, and a bevy of athleticism.” The report also said that he is quick off the floor at both ends and his hands are “terrific.”

According to, Robinson averaged 19.6 points per game, 12.5 rebounds per game and 7.9 blocks per game in his junior season at Chalmette High School.

Robinson is also the first recorded consensus five-star recruit that WKU basketball has had since the star-rating system was first introduced.