Freshman Western Kentucky
There has been some recent controversy over Mitchell Robinson recently. After a surprise commitment to Western Kentucky, Robinson then decided to leave the school and was looking for a potential transfer or taking a year off to prepare for the NBA Draft. However, reportedly back on campus we may get to finally see Robinson in action this year.
While many people wonder why a 5-star recruit would go to choose western Kentucky besides of the recruiting process of Rick Stansbury, there are a lot of good qualities in this young center. While he is a very raw player indeed he fits the prototypical NBA big man role of today. 6-11 is a good size and his rim protecting ability and defense are both areas that made him a coveted recruit. His ability to run the floor with such ease as a big man is also something that will translate very well in college and potentially the pros.
However, he is still very raw when it comes to his post play especially with his back to the basket. His strength is a weakness but is also where he gets the ability to be quick and nimble on his feet. His shoulders are broad so there is plenty of room to put muscle on the frame throughout his time in college.
Depending on his play or improvement this year during the season Robinson could be a mid-round pick in the NBA draft if he decides to go that route. However I feel he would benefit from a second year in college.