Mitchell Robinson had left Western Kentucky to prepare for the 2018 NBA draft. As a result of his departure, he was intrigued by the possibility to play for the G-League this year. According to ESPN however, Mitchell Robinson isn’t able to participate in the G-League this season.
The ineligibility claim originates from a rule that prevents players who were enrolled in college during a school year the opportunity to sign a contract. The exception to this rule would be that the player would’ve had to have been permanently ineligible by the NCAA without the opportunity to be reinstated.
Players in Robinson’s predicament have the option to sign overseas or to prepare for the NBA draft by training and entering the pre-draft process.
Mitchell Robinson left Western Kentucky on two separate occasions. He left to takes visits to a couple schools, most notably Kansas, and then decided to leave to prepare for the draft. Robinson started the summer on most scouts draft boards as a lottery pick. However, his stock has dropped due to his current situation. Whether a team is willing to take the chance on Robinson this up-coming draft is still yet to be determined.