Report: Mitchell Robinson to visit New Orleans
Finally a bit of news on the recruitment of 7-foot McDonald's All-American Mitchell Robinson, but it might not be the type of news that Kansas fans want to hear.
Jon Rothstein is reporting that Robinson will visit New Orleans today.
After checking out LSU and watching the Tigers fall off of his list of options, the big man made a visit to Kansas last weekend and indicated immediately that he liked what he saw by simply Tweeting, "Kansas is nice," on the night of his arrival.
Nothing more has come out of Robinson's visit to KU and Rothstein's report about today's visit to New Orleans is the first real news of any kind surrounding the consensus Top 10 prospect in the Class of 2017 since his visit to KU.
While the Jayhawks remain in the running for the former Western Kentucky signee, who still would need to receive a waiver from the NCAA to be eligible to play during the 2017-18 season, the fact that he's looking at New Orleans, just a couple of weeks after seriously considering LSU, might be an indication that the Chalmette, La., native is looking to move closer to home for what likely will be one year of college ball before jumping to the NBA.
Chalmette sits just 10 miles east of New Orleans.
Either way, until there's news otherwise, KU remains in play for the talented big man, who, best-case scenario, would become eligible for the upcoming season and provide the Jayhawks with another much-needed body up front, and, worst-case scenario, would come to KU as another important practice body who could help 7-foot sophomore Udoka Azubuike develop on a daily basis.
Either option would likely be a worthy reason for Kansas to use its final scholarship.