Posted at 5:23 pm on June 19, 2017

Elbert Robinson to leave basketball program, stay in school, LSU announces

By Cody Worsham | Tiger Rag Editor 

LSU senior center Elbert Robinson will leave the basketball team, the school announced Monday, but will remain in school to graduate.

If the NCAA grants Robinson a medical exemption, he can finish school on LSU’s dime without counting against the Tigers’ 13-man scholarship limit. Will Wade’s roster now consists of 12 scholarship players, following Robinson’s departure.

“I have really enjoyed getting to know Elbert and he has worked extremely hard in our offseason program since our arrival,” said Wade. “The LSU Athletics Department and our basketball program will continue to support Elbert and to make sure that we help him reach his ultimate goal of graduating next year with a degree from LSU.”

Robinson, a three-year letterman from Garland, Texas, appeared in 56 games as a Tiger, with 12 starts. He averaged 1.9 points and 1.7 rebounds in just over seven minutes per game.

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