Link – Five-star big man Mitchell Robinson will bypass college, begin training for 2018 NBA Draft

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This is a pretty bold move.

Former high school star Mitchell Robinson will bypass college and begin training for next year’s NBA Draft, he tells Scout.

“I’ve decided to leave Western Kentucky and just focus on next year’s NBA Draft,” Robinson said. “I want to thank Western Kentucky, the coaching staff, the fans and my teammates, but I decided to pursue a professional career.”

It might wind up as a foolish move, but I at least appreciate that this kid is honest about the college basketball business. I’m guessing he got to school, started classes, and realized that he had absolutely no interest in being in college classes.

Again, that might seem foolish to many of us, but is it really any better than all the kids who go through the charade of being a student, right up until their freshman season ends, only to leave school and go pro? Clearly, they were only being a student because the NBA says they can’t turn pro yet, and is using the NCAA has a free minor league.

I just wonder how many teams will decide to punish this kid because he didn’t play in college and give the teams a season of free film on him.

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