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Robinson makes WKU history in McDonald’s All American game

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — History will be made this week as WKU signee Mitchell Robinson represents the Hilltoppers at the McDonald’s All American Game.

Robinson – a five-star, 7-foot center out of Chalmette (La.) High School – is the first McDonald’s All American in WKU history.

Chalmette, La., center and WKU basketball signee Mitchell Robinson is pictured in action earlier this year at Bowling Green High School. (Photo courtesy of Steve Roberts / WKU Athletics)

The all-star game takes place at 6 p.m. CT Wednesday, March 29 at the United Center in Chicago and will air on ESPN. The week’s festivities begin tonight with the Powerade Jam Fest on ESPN2, while Tuesday is media day for the participants.

Robinson is one of 24 players nationally selected for the prestigious event, which brings together the top high school talent across the country and is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Not only is Robinson the first McDonald’s All American in WKU history, but he’s the first from a Conference USA school since Memphis’ Shaq Goodwin in 2012.

Robinson is also the sixth McDonald’s All American signed by WKU’s Rick Stansbury as a head coach, joining standouts Mario Austin, Renardo Sidney, Monta Ellis, Travis Outlaw and Jonathan Bender from Stansbury’s tenure at Mississippi State.

Robinson, who signed with Stansbury and WKU in November, is ranked as the No. 6 prospect nationally in the 2017 class by Rivals, Scout and 247Sports. He’s the Hilltoppers’ highest-ranked prospect during the modern recruiting service era, as well as Stansbury’s highest-ranked recruit during his 15 seasons as a head coach.

Robinson averaged 25.7 points, 12.6 rebounds and six blocks per game as a senior at Chalmette, according to MaxPreps. The Owls reached Louisiana’s Class 5A state semifinals.

Robinson received Naismith High School Boys’ All-American honorable mention honors earlier this month, and he was selected to compete in the Jordan Brand Classic on April 14 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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