23 - Mitchell Robinson

7-1, 225 Center
USA Freshman
04/01/98 (23.8 yrs)
New Orleans, LA
High School
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Post Skills

Strengths: 7’1 mobile center … Great length with a 7’4 wingspan and 9’3 standing reach … Great energy, aggression, and activity level. Very good speed at his height. Runs the floor … Good athleticism. Gets off the ground quickly. Tries to dunk everything possible. Has a large radius around the basket where he can catch an oop or finish with a dunk within one or two steps … Moves his feet well, can hedge on the perimeter … Very good rebounder on both ends, second in the Nike EYBL with 11.6 per game. Secures nearly everything in his area and rebounds out of his area as well … Good defensive instincts and intensity. Great shot blocker, led the Nike EYBL with 4.1 per game. Can get in the head of opposing players; after blocking their shots, will have them rushing their next shot, altering without even contesting. Closes out on the perimeter quickly and covers a lot of ground. Deflects and intercepts cross court passes when playing off the ball on defense. Pretty good about using his hands on defense, doesn’t pick up many unnecessary fouls or leave his feet too often, usually lets the offensive player make the first move. Doesn’t shy away from contact … Shoots a high percentage within close. Averaged 15.5 points per game and shot 73.4% over the Nike EYBL. Stays in his scoring range, doesn’t drift to the perimeter …

Weaknesses: Isn’t always involved with the offense and lacks awareness. Still raw in terms of skillset. Doesn’t have a post-game or much of a half-court offense. Lacks technique, simply relies on hustle and his physical advantage at this level. Doesn’t have any go-to moves when contested. Needs work on his free throws, mechanical release, shot 54.3% from the line over the Nike EYBL. Although he didn’t shoot threes on the Nike EYBL, he settled for quick threes for Chalmette … Still learning the game. Lacks a feel and basketball IQ. Has trouble handling some passes … Has much room to add strength to both his upper and lower body, which would help him establish low post position and finishing through contact … Mobile but moves a bit awkward. Looks stiff when he runs and lacks fluidity … Can’t pass on the move, comes to a complete stop after rebounds to make a pass … Doesn’t set many screens. Could be very dangerous in the pick and roll if learned and implemented correctly … A year older than some players in his class …

Outlook: Incoming Western Kentucky freshman … Played in the McDonald’s All American Game. Played in the Jordan Brand Classic scoring 15 points in 17 minutes while shooting 7-7 from the floor … Very raw but still an impactful player when he’s on the floor. Once he polishes his skills and develops a better feel for the game, Robinson could be a big-time player …

Evan Tomes 7/9/17

Notes: Measured 7’0 without shoes, 7’1 with shoes, 223  lbs, with a 7’4 wingspan and 9’3 standing reach at the June 2017 USA U19 tryouts

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