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Mitchell Robinson leaves WKU, may transfer and sit out year

Robinson was actually suspended, but it appears he’d already left school.

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The Mitchell Robinson sage has turned into one of the biggest summer stories in college hoops.

Well, it just took another weird turn. Earlier Monday, head coach Rick Stansbury announced that Robinson had been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.

Well, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman now reports that Robinson has already left school and is intent on leaving WKU:

The issue is believed to be regarding Robinson's godfather and former North Carolina star Shammond Williams, who is no longer on Stansbury's staff. He was let go earlier this year, but Robinson had already signed a national letter of intent.

If Robinson does transfer, he would likely need a waiver from the NCAA to be able to play this season at another school since he attended summer classes at WKU, though it sounds like he could be fine with sitting out the 2017-18 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

I don’t think Kentucky will be interested in him, but Robinson certainly does become a highly-sought commodity if he does leave WKU.

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