WKU Basketball | Mitchell Robinson suspended for "a violation of team rules"

07/31/2017 01:26 PM

Western Kentucky freshman Mitchell Robinson has been suspended from the Hilltoppers basketball program indefinitely, according to a statement from WKU head coach Rick Stansbury.

The statement goes on to say that Robinson violated team rules and “needs to understand the value of structure and accountability in his life.”

The Class of 2017 recruit was a McDonald’s All-American this past year.

ESPN’s Jeff Goodman tweeted that Robinson left Western just two weeks into summer school. Goodman cited sources who he says also told him that Mitchell doesn’t want to play at Western.



FULL STATEMENT from WKU Head Coach Rick Stansbury:

“WKU freshman center Mitchell Robinson is suspended indefinitely from the program for a violation of team rules. Mitchell is a good kid, but the team will always be more important than one individual player. He needs to understand the value of structure and accountability in his life, and his return will be dependent upon requirements that will be handled internally. My focus is on our team, and I’m excited about this group as we prepare for next week’s trip to Costa Rica.”

College Sports Insider in Bowling Green, Chad Bishop joins Lyndsey Gough to discuss Robinson’s situation on Sports Night:

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