Mitchell Robinson returning to WKU

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Mitchell Robinson is expected to return to Western Kentucky, multiple sources told WBKO over the weekend.

Robinson, a 7-foot, McDonald’s All American center from Chalmette (La.) High School, has until 4 p.m. Monday to officially enroll at WKU. The freshman attended WKU briefly in July before leaving school to contemplate his future.

A five-star recruit, Robinson left Bowling Green in late July and was granted a release from his scholarship a few days later. He took recruiting trips to Louisiana State, Kansas and New Orleans while also considering the start to his professional career or whether to individually train for the 2018 NBA Draft in June.

Instead, Robinson will return to WKU and be eligible to play immediately this season for the Hilltoppers.

Western Kentucky coach Rick Stansbury recruited Robinson while Stansbury was an assistant coach at Texas A&M. Robinson committed to A&M in October of 2015, but decommitted from that program after Stansbury left to take over WKU in March of 2016.

Robinson committed to Western in July of that year before officially signing in November. He went on to average 25.7 points, 12.6 rebounds and six blocks per game at CHS, scored 14 points in the McDonald’s All American Game, scored 15 points in the Jordan Brand Classic and tried out for Team USA’s under-19 team in Colorado.

The addition of Robinson would complete Western’s 2017-18 roster, although center Robinson Idehen – expected to be eligible in December – has yet to enroll at this time.

— Follow WBKO sportswriter Chad Bishop on Twitter @MrChadBishop