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Thursday / October 28.
  • Mitchell Robinson returns to Western Kentucky

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    After all that, Mitchell Robinson is back at Western Kentucky.

    The 7-foot Robinson left campus in July, was then suspended by coach Rick Stansbury and ultimately received his release from Western Kentucky.

    He visited LSU, New Orleans and Kansas, but opted to return to the school to which he initially committed. He would have had to sit the 2017-18 season had he transferred unless he obtained a waiver to play immediately.

     

    Robinson is projected as the No. 14 pick in 2018 by ESPN.com. His return now gives NBA personnel an extra year to evaluate him.

    “It was a very smart move for him to go back,” one NBA scout said. “A year of college will help his development as a player and a young man. It’s very hard, if not impossible, to grow in those areas and stay in shape in the same way on your own.”

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    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. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.