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Mitchell Robinson expected to decide between New Orleans, Kansas
After getting his release from Western Kentucky, Mitchell Robinson is expected to decide between New Orleans and Kansas, sources confirmed.
The 7-foot Robinson visited the New Orleans campus on Wednesday and met with several players, the staff and head coach Mark Slessinger, sources said.
Robinson reportedly took two weeks of summer classes at Western Kentucky and would need an NCAA waiver to play immediately in 2017-18.
Robinson also visited LSU, but they are no longer in the mix, sources said.
Kansas, meantime, has recently trended toward adding transfers such as Malik Newman (Mississippi State) Dedric and K.J. Lawson (Memphis) and Sam Cunliffe (Arizona State).
“As far as a 2017 kid who’s eligible right now, something would have to fall in our lap,” Kansas coach Bill Self told the Kansas City Star in Rome. “We’ve got feelers out, but it’d have to be a unique situation.”
Robinson is projected as the No. 14 pick in 2018 by ESPN.com.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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