Mitchell Robinson

Mitchell Robinson Player Profile

Strengths

  • Measurables: 6’11 w/ a monster wingspan, good frame
  • Athletic Ability: runs floor well, explodes off one or two feet, very agile
  • PnR: Constant roll/lob threat, huge catch radius
  • Switch 5: Potential to rim protect and hedge well on PnRs, stick with guards for short stretches at a time
  • Offensive Potential: Workout videos showing him working on mid-range and dribble-drive game, has fluidity and promising jumper
  • Paint Protector: Good timing on blocks, lateral quickness for quicker players
  • Game Style: Modern rim runner who has stretch potential

Concerns

  • Left WKU not once, but twice – What is he going to do when he is a multi-millionaire?
  • Also…Why did a top-15 recruit choose WKU? Handle the pressure?
  • Soft Screener
  • Needs to put on some weight/muscle
  • Good rim protector but otherwise lacks feel and instincts on D.
  • Mystery Man: So many questions

Pro Comp

  • Andre Drummond
  • John Henson
  • Willie Cauley-Stein

Tier and Picks

  • Tier 3/4
  • Boom or Bust

Physical

  • 6’11” 
  • 215 lbs 
  • 7’4” Wingspan

Outlook

Mitchell Robinson, the Draft’s International Man of Mystery.

Okay, so maybe not “international,” seeing as Mitchell is from Louisiana. Scouts love Robinson for what you can’t teach: height, wingspan, and speed. A fluid athlete, Robinson has the potential to be molded into a modern NBA center. Plus, Mike Schmitz just posted this beauty of Robinson draining an NBA corner three while catching it on the move. Wow. Paired with this man’s defensive versatility, Robinson proves a steal in the making. But. Of course, there is a “but.” Robinson didn’t leave WKU once, but twice. Why? The first time, he left because he was having second thoughts about WKU. WKU staff literally found out by walking into an empty dorm room. He left the second time to focus on the NBA Draft. Weird. Frustratingly, we do not have access to NBA interviews during draft workouts. Yet, it is reasonable to speculate that Robinson may have some maturity issues. Will a man with newfound millions make the best decisions to better his professional career? That is quite literally a million dollar question. The Boom potential is real however, and if picking Robinson in the teens or early 20s, it may be worth the Bust potential as well.

GIFS YOU MUST SEE!

1. Always a lob threat

2. Bring it back one more time Mitchell

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