McDonald’s All-American Mitchell Robinson tweets ‘Kansas is nice’
By Gary Bedore firstname.lastname@example.org
Seven-foot McDonald’s All-American Mitchell Robinson apparently is enjoying his campus visit to the University of Kansas.
“Kansas is nice,” Robinson, the No. 8-ranked prospect in the recruiting Class of 2017 (by Rivals.com) reported at 10:25 p.m. Friday on Twitter.
Robinson arrived for his visit on Friday amid ESPN.com reports that LSU, a school he visited last week, no longer was recruiting the native of Chalmette, La.
The 220-pound Robinson, who recently was released from a letter-of-intent with Western Kentucky, has thus far only listed KU and LSU as possibilities.
It has been speculated he may consider playing overseas for a season in advance of the 2018 NBA Draft in which he is projected to be a lottery pick. Robinson needs to be granted a waiver from the NCAA to be eligible to play in college games during the 2017-18 season because he attended class at Western Kentucky and practiced with the Hilltoppers for two weeks this summer.
His appeal for a waiver would likely be based on the fact he signed with WKU primarily because of his relationship with his godfather, former North Carolina player Shammond Williams, a former WKU assistant coach who left his post with the Hilltoppers on July 3. Robinson did not leave campus until July 27, well after Williams had left the program.
If Robinson elected to attend KU without an NCAA waiver, he would be allowed to practice this season but not play in games until 2018-19. That poses a potential problem … he can’t play for KU if he’s in the NBA in 2018-19.
Green offered by KU
Kansas has offered a scholarship to Josh Green, a 6-5 junior shooting guard from Hillcrest Academy in Phoenix, Rivals.com reports.
Green is the No. 26-rated player in the recruiting Class of 2019 according to Rivals.com. The Earl Watson Elite AAU player has also reportedly been offered by Cal, Oregon, Arizona, Arizona State, Stanford, Texas A&M, UNLV and others.