Western Kentucky fans can breath a sigh of relief.
Amid rumors and speculation, prized five-star freshman center Mitchell Robinson arrived on campus this week abd is enrolled in school, according to a report from Chad Bishop of WBKO in Bowling Green.
After the unexpected departure of Western Kentucky assistant coach Shammond Williams last week, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported on the rumors that included Robinson going to another school or potentially going pro. Williams is the godfather of Robinson and one of the reasons why the top-ten prospect is committed to a Conference USA program.
But with Robinson getting into campus this week, it’s a positive sign that he’ll stick with the Hilltoppers this season, especially since they have an overseas exhibition tour in Costa Rica they’re preparing to take next month.
Robinson is regarded as the No. 8 overall prospect in the national Class of 2017 rankings, according to Rivals, as he’s the best shot blocker among incoming freshmen. If Robinson is capable of playing up to expectations then Western Kentucky and head coach Rick Stansbury should make a major push for an NCAA tournament bid in what should be Robinson’s only season before going to the NBA.