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Mitchell Robinson is leaving WKU again and more in today’s quickies.

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If you’ve been following the recruiting saga going on down in Bowling Green, KY, you know about 5-star center Mitchell Robinson, and his decision to commit to WKU, de-commit, and then re-commit. Well last night the No. 9 recruit in the class of 2017 and by far the best player WKU has ever landed out of high school decided once again that he was out.

Robinson told’s Evan Daniels that he will not play college basketball this year, but will instead train for the 2018 NBA Draft. It’s been a whirlwind, but it appears as though it’s finally over; whether Robinson changes his mind again or not, once he leaves WKU it’s now too late for him to come back.

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Mitchell Robinson will bypass college, begin training for 2018 NBA Draft - Scout
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Calipari visits, offers 2019 5-star teammates - CatsPause
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Kentucky football impressive 'edge' in win over South Carolina - CatsPause
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Benny Snell leads the SEC in rushing attempts, fourth nationally | Kentucky Sports Radio
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In his last 13 starts, Stephen Johnson is 9-4. Lamar Jackson? 8-5 | Kentucky Sports Radio
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