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    Robinson In Danger of Missing Season

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    Five-star center Mitchell Robinson, a McDonald's All-American who is ranked eighth on 247Sports.com's list of top recruits, surprised many when he committed to Western Kentucky. After leaving the Hilltoppers, he may not see the floor at all in the 2017-18 season.
    Robinson has made an unofficial visit to LSU (per Zagsblog.com) and multiple reports Monday (including by the Kansas City Star) said he will soon visit Kansas. Even if he signs quickly with another program, he will still need a waiver from the NCAA to be eligible to play next season because he attended summer classes and practices at WKU. A source told the Star that Robinson receiving the waiver would be "a longshot."
    "He's a little bit ball-dominant, he needs to have the ball in his hands, and he's not a good shooter." Ball-dominant isn't that a nice way of calling someone a ball hog? Where is my Jay Bilas Thesaurus?

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    Sounds like hes going to Kansas as a practice player for a year. I understand the allure of having him but I'm surprised Self continues to take guys like this who have the potential to be such a big headache when hes had so many issues recently. I wouldve said the same thing about the Lawsons and thats already causing drama before the season even starts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuskieXU View Post
    Sounds like hes going to Kansas as a practice player for a year. I understand the allure of having him but I'm surprised Self continues to take guys like this who have the potential to be such a big headache when hes had so many issues recently. I wouldve said the same thing about the Lawsons and thats already causing drama before the season even starts.

    I am not surprised at all. He signed the Morris twins who had their own issues, McLemore gave game tickets to an agent several times who paid for parties, you had the criminal activity in the team's dorm last season, Bragg getting busted, Jackson kicking in that girls car door, etc. Self has been all in for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArizonaXUGrad View Post
    I am not surprised at all. He signed the Morris twins who had their own issues, McLemore gave game tickets to an agent several times who paid for parties, you had the criminal activity in the team's dorm last season, Bragg getting busted, Jackson kicking in that girls car door, etc. Self has been all in for a while.
    I'm not surprised that he's willing to do it, I'm surprised that he continues to when it hasn't paid off for him. My opinion would be kids like that do more damage to a team than they're worth (even more so when the kid will probably never play a game for you like Robinson.) Then again I'm willing to admit that the head coach of Kansas' basketball team would have a better sense of the risk and reward than me. I guess being able to say "I got this kid to the NBA and he never set foot on the court" would be an appealing pitch, and if he does get out of line theres nothing lost by just cutting him.

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