Mitchell Robinson leaves WKU again to focus on 2018 NBA Draft

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Former Chalmette standout Mitchell Robinson’s on-again, off-again road to college basketball is again off … and apparently this time for good.

Robinson told Sunday night he has left Western Kentucky University with the intent of focusing his preparations for next June’s NBA Draft.

Robinson and his mother will move from the New Orleans area to Dallas, where he will work with a professional trainer.

A McDonalds All-American who led Chalmette to the Class 5A semifinals last winter, Robinson signed with Western Kentucky last November and enrolled for summer school, but that’s when things started on the unusual path.

Robinson left school after about a week and re-opened his recruiting process – visiting Kansas, LSU and UNO – before deciding to return to Bowling Green.

According to, Robinson made the decision to leave WKU for the second time about a week ago.


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Lenny Vangilder


Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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