Rothstein | Mitchell Robinson considering sitting out next season

BROOKLYN, NY - APRIL 14: East Team center Mitchell Robinson (24) during the second half of the 2017 Jordan Brand Classic National Boys Game between the West Team and the East Team on April 14, 2017 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)
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Former Western Kentucky signee Mitchell Robinson is considering sitting out next season in an effort to prepare for the 2018 NBA Draft, multiple sources told FanRag Sports.

The five-star prospect recently visited both Kansas, New Orleans and LSU. He was fully released from the Hilltoppers’ program after arriving on campus and participating in multiple practices.

A McDonald’s All-American, the 7-footer initially committed to Texas A&M out of high school before decommitting from the Aggies’ program in the spring of 2016.

A separate source told FanRag Sports that Robinson’s camp believes with a year of sitting out he can wind up in a comparable position in next year’s draft to what Thon Maker was in 2016, when he was selected 10th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks after doing a post graduate year.

Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.

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