No. 11 Mitchell Robinson commits to WKU

A five-star prospect is headed to Western Kentucky, as Rick Stansbury added an elite talent to his 2017 class.

The No. 11 player in the country -- Mitchell Robinson -- committed to Rick Stansbury, Western Kentucky on Wednesday. 

"It's a group of people that I trust," Robinson told Scout shortly after committing.

Robinson, a 6-foot-11, 225-pound center out of Chalmette (La.) High, originally committed to Texas A&M last year, but when Stansbury took the head coaching position at WKU, he backed off his pledge. 

It didn't take long for Stansbury to jump back into Robinson's recruitment at WKU. Former North Carolina standout and Tulane assistant Shammond Williams is Robinson's Godfather. He was hired at WKU as an assistant coach during the offseason. 

Robinson took an unofficial visit to WKU's campus on Wednesday. When pushed on why he opted for the Hilltoppers, Robinson told Scout he fits in with their style of play. 

"Their playing style and the way they play," he said.

Robinson has had a terrific spring playing for Nike Pro Skills, where he's averaged 15.5 points, 11.6 rebounds and leading the league in blocked shot at 4.1 per game. 


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