Of all the players entering the 2018 NBA Draft, no prospect is shrouded in mystery quite like big man Mitchell Robinson. We break down his game, his theoretical fit with the Milwaukee Bucks and more.
Who is Mitchell Robinson?
Mitchell Robinson may be a name most, if not all Milwaukee Bucks fans have heard of, but he’s a player a rare few have likely seen play leading up to the 2018 NBA Draft.
A lot of that revolves around the drama that unfolded over the last year, one that resulted in him skipping the college route altogether and solely focusing on entering this year’s draft out of the watchful eye of officials and scouts throughout the league.
A McDonald’s All-American, Robinson chose to go to the University of Western Kentucky after backing out of his commitment to Texas A&M University with then-assistant coach Rick Stansbury landing the head coaching gig for the Hilltoppers in late March of 2016.
However, it would be the start of a winding saga where Robinson would leave the Bowling Green campus on two separate occasions, and be suspended by the team on one count as a result of that, well before his freshman year started.
Despite some rumors of the 20-year-old taking visits from other schools after being granted his release by Western Kentucky the first go around, it was on September 17 of last year where Robinson officially made his decision to sit out the year while intending to enter this year’s draft.
While there was some speculation that Robinson could make the jump to the professional ranks earlier than intended by playing in the G League or overseas, G League rules prohibit players who have enrolled in college during the same academic calendar year signing in the league, unless they’re ruled ineligible by the NCAA as ESPN’s Jonathan Givony reported in January.
So without further ado, let’s take a deeper look at what Mitchell Robinson has to offer, both positively and negatively, and much more.