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LANE | WKU cuts ties with Robinson

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Mitchell Robinson has been given his release from Western Kentucky University.  The top-ten recruit left Bowling Green last week and the school then announced that he had been suspended Monday.

In a statement released by the University Tuesday night, Head basketball Coach Rick Stansbury said the following: “WKU freshman center Mitchell Robinson has been granted his release to transfer from the Hilltopper program. After discussing Mitchell’s future with him Monday evening, we agreed that it would be best for both sides to allow him to move in a different direction. As I’ve said before, Mitchell is a great kid, and we wish him well going forward.”

The 7-foot center and McDonald's All-American was the centerpiece of Stansbury's highly-rated recruiting class. His godfather and lead recruiter Shammond Williams left his position as assistant coach about a month ago, stirring speculation about Robinson's future.   

As a transfer, Robinson may not be eligible to play at another school until the 2018-'19 season but as a possible first-round pick in the 2018 NBA draft he may also be considering playing overseas for a year or even sitting out the season.

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