Mitchell Robinson

Height: 7-0

Weight: 220

Country: USA (New Orleans, LA)

College: N/A

Classification: Draft Eligible Prospect

Birthdate: 4/1/1998

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

Pros:

Strong finisher around the basket

Excels at scoring on the move

Adequate low post scorer

Decent shooter, has stretch big potential

Decent playmaker

Has very good hands

Solid rebounder

Adequate defensive player

Gifted shot blocker

Gifted athlete

Great size to play inside

Has a very long wingspan

Good motor

May have significant upside

Cons:

Inconsistent shooter

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

Summary:

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.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

Tankathon Profile

DraftSite Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

2018 ESPN Draft Profile

ESPN Recruiting Profile

Robinson’s MaxPreps Stats Page

SB Nation on Robinson Leaving Western Kentucky

CBS Sports Article on Robinson’s Return to WKU

ESPN’s Article on Robinson Leaving Western Kentucky Again