NEW YORK — Mitchell Robinson continues to shine under the bright lights.
The WKU signee once again stood out on the all-star circuit Friday night, scoring 15 points with six dunks in the Jordan Brand Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Robinson – a 7-foot prospect out of Chalmette (La.) High School – was a perfect 7 of 7 from the field and also added three rebounds in about 16 minutes of action.
Although the ESPN2 broadcasters referred to Robinson as a “DeAndre Jordan-type shot-blocker,” the big man’s athleticism was what was on full display Friday with a bevy of explosive dunks. He scored a game-high 13 points in the first half.
Robinson has been highly productive in two of the most prestigious all-star games in the country.
As the first McDonald’s All American in program history, the five-star center scored 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting last month in that event at the United Center in Chicago.
In the two all-star games, he’s combined for 29 points and 11 dunks while shooting 14 of 16 from the floor.
Robinson, who signed with WKU and head coach Rick Stansbury in November, is ranked as the No. 4 prospect nationally in the 2017 class by 247Sports, No. 6 by Scout and No. 8 by Rivals.
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 7.1 blocks per game as a senior at Chalmette. The Owls reached Louisiana’s Class 5A state semifinals.
Robinson also received MaxPreps and Naismith High School Boys’ All-American honorable mention honors this spring.
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