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Report: Mitchell Robinson May Skip College Basketball To Prepare For 2018 NBA Draft

Mitchell Robinson's endless recruitment may be all for naught. Now he may not play college ball at all.

Robinson, a five-star center ranked No. 9 in the class of 2017, unexpectedly committed and enrolled at Western Kentucky, a stint that lasted a few weeks before he was indefinitely suspended and ultimately elected to transfer.

Kansas, LSU, and hometown New Orleans were among the schools connected as potential destinations, and today Adam Zagoria reported that a return to WKU could be in the cards.

Instead, he may elect to forego college ball completely. Yahoo!'s Pat Forde reports that Robinson could elect to skip school and spend the upcoming months preparing for the 2018 NBA Draft.

Five-star recruit Mitchell Robinson is not expected to play college basketball this season, sources told Yahoo Sports Tuesday. Robinson had originally enrolled at Western Kentucky earlier this summer, but left the program soon after arriving on campus and had been contemplating a transfer to another school.

Robinson is expected to focus his energies on preparing for the 2018 NBA draft. He had narrowed his potential transfer options to Kansas and hometown University of New Orleans.

Robinson is a serious talent, and a potential first rounder in next year's draft. A recent CBS Sports 2018 mock draft has him heading to the Wizards at No. 22 overall. Talent and potential trumps all in the NBA, but it seems reasonable to think this whole situation could raise serious questions for front offices, though.

[Yahoo!]