Page updated as of 4/9/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.
Country: USA (New Orleans, LA)
Classification: Draft Eligible Prospect
2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 19
Projected Draft Range: Mid to Late 1st Round
2018 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 36 by the New York Knicks
Strong finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate low post scorer
Decent shooter, has stretch big potential
Has very good hands
Adequate defensive player
Gifted shot blocker
Great size to play inside
Has a very long wingspan
May have significant upside
Must expand upon his low post moves
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
May need to tweak his shooting mechanics
May not be much of a ball handler
May tend to have lapses defensively
Can be foul prone
Missed a full season of basketball
Mitchell Robinson is a tall, athletic big man that may project to be a solid rim protector in the NBA. He is a very good rebounder and shot blocker, and he can finish numerous plays around the basket on offense.
Plus, he also can shoot the basketball, and he has the ability to knock down plenty of jumpers from all over the court. However, Robinson may have a hitch in his shot, as he tends to fade backwards when shooting the basketball, as this can lead to inconsistent results.
Overall, Robinson is an intriguing talent that may have a vast upside as a prospect for the NBA. But he also might not be ready to play right away, as he missed an entire season. Most likely, he will get picked in the mid to the late first round range of the upcoming draft if he decides to stay in, and Robinson could flourish if the team that selects him works with him to hone his overall game.
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