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Basketball Recruiting

What's the latest on five-star junior Mark Mitchell?

December 29, 2020

Entering this summer, Mark Mitchell was a five-star that only held two official scholarship offers. Now, he remains a five-star status but has plenty of suitors involved in his recruitment. Now standing at 6-foot-7, Mitchell has become one of the most sought-after prospects in the entire 2022 class.

He averaged 21.6 points and 8.7 rebounds in his sophomore season at Bishop Miege and also was invited to the USA Basketball mini-camp. Entering his junior year, Mitchell is primed for another big season and will look to prove why he’s rated amongst the top prospects in the 2022 class.

My thoughts?

Mitchell is your modern-day wing standing at 6-foot-8 and can pretty much do everything possible on the floor. Can score at multiple levels, freak athlete, tons of explosiveness, and versatility. You look at guys like Ziaire Williams at Stanford, along lengthy prototypical wing who could handle the ball and pretty much do anything a coach needs.

Mitchell is easily a Top-15 prospect in this class.

Mitchell has several programs that remain heavily involved and his recruitment remains wide-open. He discussed his recruitment with

Which schools are heavily involved?

“Kansas, UCLA, North Carolina, Mizzou, and some others.”

Any newer programs that have entered the mix?

”There’s not really any newer schools, for the most part, just the same schools staying consistent in recruiting me.”

Discuss Kansas and your thoughts on possibly staying home to play for them?

“I have seen the way they been playing with kinda five out four out and one in and I think that can really benefit me, open up the court and space it out and let me drive through the lane and do the things I do.”

How about a program out west like UCLA and Mick Cronin’s program?

“I like their offense, Los Angeles, and I really like the campus. I think going down there would definitely help me get better at basketball because it’s almost like the mecca of basketball in a way, it’s not New York, but they have the runs and workouts there during the summer I’d definitely be getting prepared no matter what.

What about your relationship with North Carolina’s staff and Roy Williams?

“North Carolina, I have a really good relationship with Coach [Roy] Williams and Coach Robinson and I been talking to them weekly, a couple of times a week, and just building that relationship. My mom is also from North Carolina actually, so that’s one of the options right now.”

Commitment timeline?

“I don’t really have a timeline right now. It will probably be sometime during my senior year. I plan on cutting my list this summer after AAU season. I want to see what other schools are in the picture.”

Describe your game?

“My game is definitely getting to the basket. Just the versatility and doing everything on the court. I’m 6-foot-8 and I could do pretty much everything, just that prototypical wing player that’s really coveted in today’s game.”

Season expectations.

“I think we are going to go undefeated. We’re definitely the best team in Kansas City. We have a lot of talent and we have to make the most out of that by winning a state championship and making history.”

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