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Mitchell Robinson wants interest from Kentucky Basketball; May soon be top-10 prospect

UNC and LSU are among those interested in Mitchell Robinson, but he wants UK to join the fun.

It's no secret that Kentucky Basketball is something many of the nation's top high school players want to be part of.

The number and caliber of players John Calipari and UK have to turn away each year alone could form a top 3-5 recruiting class. Thomas Bryant, Antonio Blakeney, Jarrett Allen, Chris Walker and many other highly-ranked prospects have tried to commit to UK, only to be turned away in hopes of landing even higher-ranked guys.

Will Mitchell Robinson have a similar fate? The four-star center in the Class of 2017 is rising up the rankings and may soon reach five-star status. That's part of the reason why Robinson recently decommitted from Texas A&M after pledging to them in October of 2015.

Since then, Robinson has gotten interest from the North Carolina Tar Heels and LSU Tigers, but he hopes the Kentucky Wildcats come calling, according to 247 Sports, who also notes that Robinson may soon be a top-10 prospect in their rankings.

"You can expect him to be in the 247Sports Top 10 after this weekend," Meyer said.

Since decommitting on April 24, Robinson said he’s been hearing more from LSU and North Carolina, with LSU recruiting him the hardest. But he also said there’s another school he’d like to hear from.

"I’m hoping to hear from Kentucky," Robinson told Meyer at the Hampton, Va., EYBL session. "I like how they play. I like their game style."

The Chalmette, La., product listed his current height and weight at 7-foot and 217 pounds, and said he’s looking at the academics of his potential college choices.

"If I get hurt, I can still have my grades to fall back on," Robinson said.

The problem for Robinson is that UK is pushing hard for Mohamed Bamba, Wendell Carter and Nick Richards. Still, if Robinson is as good as 247 thinks he is, it's only a matter of time before Calipari and UK come calling.