Western Kentucky is rich in college basketball tradition and on Sunday night the program added yet to it's deep history.
Hilltopper signee Mitchell Robinson of Chalmette (La.) High School was selected to the East Team roster of the 40th annual McDonald's All-American contest.
"It feels great," he told WKU Insider. "I'm honored that this happened."
With his selection, Robinson, a 7-foot center, becomes the first WKU signee to receive such an honor.
During the game's selection show on ESPNU, analyst Paul Biancardi, the network's director of recruiting, said that Robinson "may be the best shot-blocker in the high school game."
Checking in at No. 6 nationally, and the No. 4 center, in the Scout.com prospect rankings, Mitchell is the highest rated recruit to ever sign with the Hilltoppers. His Scout evaluation labels him as a prospect that is "oozing" with potential and is an immediate difference-maker.
"Robinson impacts the game with his mobility, athleticism and ability to block shots," the evaluation reads. "He plays hard and with energy. Robinson runs rim to rim purpose, ease and consistency. Robinson is equipped with good hands and fine scoring touch around the basket."
Robinson is currently averaging 27.1 points, 12.7 rebounds and 5.9 blocks per game this season.
The McDonald's All-American game will be held at the United Center in Chicago, Ill., on March 29 and will be broadcast on ESPN.
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Josh Anderson and Taveion Hollingsworth, WKU's two other 2017 signees were also nominated for the All-American game.