WKU 5-star signee Mitchell Robinson joins Jordan Brand roster

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Hilltopper Basketball signee Mitchell Robinson received another prestigious honor Friday, as he named to the roster for the 2017 Jordan Brand Classic.

Robinson – a five-star, 7-foot center out of Chalmette (La.) High School – is one of 24 players nationally selected for the all-star game, which takes place April 14 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Learn more about Robinson from his coach Butch Stockton. Listen here.

Previous participants include LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul.

Robinson was named earlier this month as the first McDonald’s All American in WKU history. That game is set for March 29 at the United Center in Chicago.

Called possibly “the best shot-blocker in the high school game” recently by ESPN, Robinson signed with the Hilltoppers and head coach Rick Stansbury in November. He’s ranked as the No. 6 prospect nationally in the 2017 class by Rivals, Scout and 247Sports. Robinson is 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 is averaging 25.9 points, 12.0 rebounds and 5.5 blocks per game this season for Chalmette, according to MaxPreps.

He was also recently named one of 25 midseason candidates for the boys’ high school Naismith Trophy, as presented by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. Ten semifinalists for that national award will be announced Feb. 7.

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