Mitchell Robinson III was born on April 1, 1998, and he is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the NBA (NBA). He was chosen with the 36th pick in the 2018 NBA draught.
Before he started his professional career, he got a lot of attention for not going to Western Kentucky University and instead spent the entire 2017–18 season training on his own. He was the first player to do this.
|Full Name||Mitchell Robinson III|
|Birth Date||April 1, 1998|
|Birth Place||Pensacola, Florida|
|High School||Chalmette High School (Chalmette, Louisiana)|
|College||Western Kentucky University (dropped out)|
|Playing Career||2018- present|
|Father’s Name||Mitchell Robinson Jr.|
|Mother’s Name||Lakesha Robinson|
|Age||24 years old|
|Chest Size||Not available|
|Biceps Size||Not available|
|Waist Size||Not available|
|Shoe Size||14 (US)|
|Career Highlights and Awards||
|Marital Status||Not married|
|Plays for||New York Knicks|
|Net Worth||$1-$5 Million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Last Update||April 2022|
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On April 1, 1998, the basketball player was born in Pensacola, Florida, which is in the United States. His mother is called Lakesha Robinson, and his father is called Mitchell Robinson Jr.
Mitchell Robinson III is Mitchell’s first name. His birth name is Mitchell Robinson III He is also called Mitch. It turns out that the player has a younger sister named Sadez’ Sajja Robinson, and she is called Robinson.
When Mitch was young, he lived with his grandmother, who is also his main source of motivation. She is now living in Pensacola, Florida.
When Mitchell is done with her, he wants to move her and take her with him wherever he goes. You can always tell when he’s on the court because he thinks about that.
High School Career
- Mitchell Robinson went to Pine Forest High School in Pensacola, Florida, for the first two years of his high school career. As a sophomore, he moved to Landry-Walker College and Career Preparatory High School in New Orleans, but he never played for them, and he went back to Pine Forest.
- Junior year, Robinson led the Owls to their first state playoff win in 19 years. In the second round, he helped give the first seed and eventual state champion Natchitoches Central High School all they could handle before the Owls lost, which was their closest playoff game until the state final, which was the closest until then.
- Robinson then joined Dallas-based Nike Pro Skills on the AAU circuit for the summer. Robinson won individual honors in the Nike EYBL and led Pro Skills to the Peach Jam at the end of the season.
- The Naismith Trophy named Robinson an honorable mention player for the second time in three years. Robinson also earned honorable mention honors from MaxPreps and the Naismith Trophy.
- Robinson was also named All-District, All-Metro, All-State, and the All-Metro Player of the Year by the New Orleans Advocate. He was also named the St. Bernard Post Male Athlete of the Year for his parish.
- Robinson scored 14 points, grabbed three rebounds, and blocked two shots in the 2017 McDonald’s All-American Boys Game, where he also played. He played in the 2017 Jordan Brand Classic. In 17 minutes of play, he scored 15 points and grabbed three rebounds.
- Robinson had agreed to play college basketball for Texas A&M, but then changed his mind and agreed to go to Western Kentucky with coach Rick Stansbury instead, so he could play for the team. Stansbury had already hired Robinson as an assistant coach for the Aggies.
- When Jason Frakes wrote about WKU basketball in February 2017, he said Robinson “may go down as the biggest recruiting deal in WKU basketball history,” which he meant.
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- For the summer of 2017, Robinson went to Western Kentucky University. He practiced with the team for about two weeks before a planned trip to Costa Rica, and he went with the rest of the team. Sources then said that he had left school, and his room had been cleaned.
- After talking to head coach Rick Stansbury, he was given permission to transfer. If the NCAA had made a different decision, he would have had to miss the 2017–18 season.
- Robbins hoped that he would get a waiver from the NCAA so that he could go to Louisiana State University, Kansas, and the University of New Orleans in August of 2017. On August 27, Robinson came back to Western Kentucky a month after he left.
- It was September 18 when Robinson said he would skip college and prepare for the 2018 NBA draught on his own. He would be the first draught pick to not play for any college, professional, or high school/postgraduate team for a whole year before he went into the NBA draught, but the NBA would still say that he came from Western Kentucky.
- For another thing, the NBA G League didn’t let him play because he only went to Western Kentucky for a short time for summer school, which is against G League rules. The ruling also had an impact on Billy Preston and De’Anthony Melton, two prospects who were in difficult situations at the time of the ruling, as well.
- The announcement also led at least one person to train alone for a year before entering the NBA draught. Darius Bazley, a five-star recruit at Syracuse University, was planning to skip college and try out for the NBA G League, but he changed his mind after hearing that it was the only league where winning didn’t matter.
- There were 69 players who said they were going to the NBA Draft Combine. Robinson was one of those players. However, on the day of the event, Robinson pulled out of all the combined events that were going on.
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- On June 21, 2018, the New York Knicks chose Robinson with the 36th pick in the 2018 NBA draught. New York signed him to a long-term contract with the Knicks on July 8, 2018, after he played for the Knicks in the NBA Summer League 2018. He set records for blocked shots and offensive rebounds.
- During the preseason, Robinson had an ankle injury that made it hard for him to play. On October 17, he made his professional debut, and he scored two points in the Atlanta Hawks’ 127–106 victory over the Boston Celtics.
- It was October 26, and Robinson made his first start for the first time. He played 29 minutes and scored seven points and snatched six rebounds in that game against the Golden State Warriors.
- The first double-double Robinson had come on November 2. He scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 118–106 win over the Dallas Mavericks. He also had three assists and three steals. It was November 11 when Robinson set a record for rookie blocks with nine. The Knicks lost 115–89 to the Orlando Magic.
- The Chicago Bulls won 96–86 against him on April 9. He scored eight points and had 17 rebounds in the game. All-Rookie Second Team: Robinson was second in the NBA in blocked shots per game behind Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers. Robinson was also named to the All-Rookie First Team.
- December 17, 2019, was a great day for Robinson. He scored 22 points and had 13 rebounds in the 143–120 win over the Hawks. On January 1, 2020, Robinson scored 22 points in a 117–93 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.
- He made 11 of 11 shots from the field. The Charlotte Hornets beat Robinson’s team, 108–101, on February 26. He scored 12 points and had a season-high 16 rebounds. Robinson broke Wilt Chamberlain’s NBA record for the most field goals made in a single season when the 2019–20 regular season came to an end.
- Robinson broke his right hand in the second quarter of the Knicks’ game against the Washington Wizards on February 12, 2021. He didn’t play again after halftime, and the game was over.
Thank you so much https://t.co/z0BUsv6916
— Mitchell Robinson (@23savage____) April 1, 2022
National Team Career
Robbins was on the preliminary roster for the U.S. national under-19 team in 2017 but didn’t make the cut for the 12-man team for the 2017 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup in the United States that year.
During the tryout, Robinson weighed 223 pounds (101 kg), was 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) without shoes, and had a wingspan of 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m). He also had a standing reach of 9 ft 3 in (2.82 m).
Mitchell Robinson’s Net Worth and Salary
When Robinson was chosen to play in the NBA, he did very well. The Knicks signed him to a deal worth $4,709,013 for three years. A guarantee of $3,045,152 is included in this deal. His annual average salary is $1,569,671, which is $1,569,671 per year.
As before, there isn’t a lot of information about his net worth, but this young basketball player is going to reach new heights and his net worth is going to go up a lot.
He’s worth somewhere between $1 million and $5 million right now. A Knicks player will make $1,802,057 this season.