Western Kentucky head coach Rick Stansbury issued a statement Monday saying that Mitchell Robinson has been “suspended indefinitely” for a “violation of team rules.”
Robinson, the 7-foot center from Chalmette (LA) High School, has already cleaned out his room, packed his bags and left the Western Kentucky campus, as first reported last week by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
Western Kentucky statement on Mitchell Robinson. pic.twitter.com/weAD0RrtFw— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) July 31, 2017
A five-star center and the eighth overall prospect in the class of 2017, Robinson is the highest ranked recruit to ever commit to the Western Kentucky basketball program. It’s not official what the next step is for Robinson, but many speculate he will transfer from the school and decide from there whether or not he will play college basketball next year at a different institution, or play overseas somewhere. On July 3, Robinson’s godfather, Shammod Williams, who was an assistant coach this past season for Hilltoppers, and a key factor in Robinson’s decision to sign with Western Kentucky, unexpectedly resigned from his position raising question marks as to whether or not Robinson would remain part of the WKU program. Photo: HoopSeen.com
Western Kentucky freshman Mitchell Robinson has left campus, source told ESPN. Will be interesting to see if he is persuaded to return.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 28, 2017