5-Star C Mitchell Robinson Reportedly Leaves Western Kentucky Campus

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJuly 28, 2017

Photo credit: Scout.com.

ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported Friday that Western Kentucky incoming freshman center Mitchell Robinson left campus.

Goodman added the situation is fluid, but that Robinson has "serious questions" about playing at Western Kentucky. Gary Parrish of CBS Sports reported Robinson's dorm room was cleaned out, and Evan Daniels of Scout noted he was "expected to transfer."

According to Scout.com, Robinson is a 5-star prospect who ranks as the No. 8 overall player and No. 1 center in his class.

Robinson arrived on campus on July 10 after signing his letter of intent to play for the Hilltoppers in November.

Prior to arriving, there were rumblings that WKU was losing its grip on Robinson due to the resignation of assistant coach Shammond Williams, who is Robinson's godfather.

Despite that, Robinson's mother, Lakeisha, told Goodman on July 8 that the plan was still for Robinson to play at Western Kentucky.

Per Scout, Robinson picked WKU despite scholarship offers from bigger schools such as Texas A&M, Alabama and LSU.

The 7'0", 222-pound big man is among the premier prospects in his class, and potentially leaving Western Kentucky creates an intriguing situation.

If he transfers elsewhere, it is likely Robinson will have to sit out one year before being eligible to play at the collegiate level.

He does have other options, though, such as taking a year off and entering the NBA draft, or even choosing to play overseas.

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