Tony Mitchell has had an unusual to path to the 2013 NBA Draft. After originally committing to Missouri out of high school, Mitchell was forced to sit out the 2010-11 season before winding up at North Texas. After a solid freshman season, Mitchell’s increase and hype for the NBA was at the forefront. He made the decision to return to the North Texas this past year as a sophomore, but team expectations quickly dwindled away. While the Mean Green struggled as a group, Mitchell’s numbers also took a hit. In turn, Mitchell has gone from a potential lottery pick a season ago to a late first round projection here in 2013.
After averaging a double-double in 2011-12 with 14.7 points and 10.3 rebounds per game, Mitchell’s numbers decreased across the board. In all however, one NBA franchise should still pick up a valuable front court piece with down-the-road potential. Mitchell stands at 6-foot-8 and he is listed as a power forward, but he does have the ability to stretch the floor and be rangy on the perimeter. Mitchell averaged 3.1 three point attempts in 2012-13.
Draft Projection: Late First Round
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