About Mitchell Robinson
Mitchell Robinson is perhaps the most enigmatic prospect in the 2018 NBA Draft. A gifted athlete with great size, length, and explosiveness, Robinson was widely considered one of the top-10 prospects in the high school class of 2017. After performing well at the Jordan Brand Classic and McDonald’s All-American Game, Robinson committed to Western Kentucky late in the recruiting cycle, but never suited up for the Hilltoppers. Opted to stay in the United States to prepare for the NBA Draft in lieu of heading overseas. Robinson’s last year of experience was effectively his senior season at Chalmette High School. Led the Owls to the state semi-finals posting gaudy numbers.
- Has tremendous physical tools for a big man. Measured at 7’1 in shoes with a 7’4 wingspan and 233-pound frame in the summer of 2017. 9’3 standing reach is stellar. Not just big, but also impressively athletic. Bouncy with extremely long strides.
- Robinson is one of the only prospects in recent memory to enter the NBA Draft without playing for any team in the season prior to being selected. At the grassroots level, Robinson was an imposing interior presence with his combination of length and athleticism scoring at a strong rate around the rim and blocking shots in bunches. Able to make an impact on tools alone, Robinson flashed glimpses of offensive skill throughout his prep the career despite picking up the game late compared to most elite recruits.
- Was a game changing shot blocker at the junior level. Showed intruiging instincts as a rim protector, but physicality and fundamentals were still a work in progress. Plus rebounder when he is playing with energy. Struggled with fouls at times. Has immense potential, but faces a steep learning curve coming out of the high school game. Could develop into a difference maker if he can play with consistent intensity.