Former Mean Green NBA Draft Pick Heads To Israeli Basketball Super League
2013 NBA Draft
Became the highest NBA Draft pick in North Texas history when he was Selected No. 37 overall (7th pick of the 2nd round) by the Detroit Pistons ... Was the 15th NBA Draft pick in North Texas history, but the first since John Horrocks in 1984 ... Joins Lee Winfield (1969 NBA Draft pick) as the only North Texas products to see playing time in an NBA game ... Saw action in 21 games for the Piston in 2013-14, scoring 1.0 points per game on 41.7 percent shooting ... Also tallied 1.2 rebounds per game, and hit his lone 3-point attempt on the year.
North Texas 2012-13
Broke his own North Texas single season blocks record (87), as well as the career blocks record (157) in 2012-13 ... Second-Team All-Sun Belt Conference (2nd career All-SBC award) ... Recorded his 42nd career double-digit scoring game and his 20th career double-double in the opening round of the Sun Belt Tournament against Louisiana-Lafayette ... Posted 10 double-doubles on the year, including a season-best 29 points, 15 rebounds against Troy ... Preseason All-American (ESPN, CBS Sports, Basketball Times, Athlon, Blue Ribbon Report) ... John Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 player ... Featured on the Oct. cover of Basketball Times Magazine ... Lindy's No. 2 ranked center in college basketball ... CBS Sports No. 7 rated player in the country.
North Texas 2011-12
Invited to the LeBron James Skills Academy (1 of 20 college intites) ... Standout at the prestigous Amar'e Stoudemire Skills Academy (1 of 14 college big men) ... Lou Henson Award Finalist (Mid-Major Player of the Year) ... Only the third player in league history to earn Sun Belt Freshman of the Year and First-Team All-SBC in same season ... All-Sun Belt Tournament team ... One of only two freshmen in the NCAA to average a double-double (14.7 PGG, 10.3 RPG), joining Kentucky's Anthony Davis ... First freshman with multiple 30+ point/15+ rebound games since Micheal Beasley (Kansas State, 2007-08) ... 10.3 rebounds per game average ranked second among freshman nationally (Anthony Davis, Kentucky - 10.4) ... In league-only games, Mitchell led the Sun Belt in scoring (15.9 PPG), rebounding (11.8 RPG), 3-point percentage (47.1), blocks (3.1 BPG), and was also second in field goal percentage (58.1) Listed by CBS Sports as the nation's No. 3 "Under the Radar Player" and among the "Top 10 Freshmen in the Country" ... Set the NT single-season blocks record (70), and blocks per game record (3.04) ... Posted 22 points and 21 rebounds against Florida Atlantic, which tied for the ninth most rebounds in the NCAA last year, and is one of six 21+ rebound/20+ point games in 2011-12 ... 10 double-doubles ranked second in the SBC ... Second player in league history to earn three straight SBC Player of the Week awards ... Top scoring (34 points) and rebounding (21 rebounds) performances in SBC this year.
Pinkston High School
Ranked as the nation's No. 12 recruit as a senior ... Dallas Morning News 2010 Player of the Year ... Averaged 20.5 points, 13.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 4.1 blocks per game as a senior ... SLAM Magazine High School All-American ... Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-State ... TABC All-Star ... A threat from deep, the 6-9 forward landed 47 three-pointers in 2010 ... Led Pinkston to a 26-10 overall record and a Class 4A Region II tournament berth ... Posted 25 points, 20 rebounds and five blocks in an overtime playoff win against Lincoln.
Was the leading rebounder (7.6 per game) and shot blocker (1.8 per game) for the U19 USA Basketball team at the 2011 World Championships ... Averaged 5.0 points on 46.2 percent shooting ... In 2010, Mitchell played for Team USA's U18 squad that grabbed the FIBA Americas gold medal with a perfect 5-0 record ... Averaged 8.2 points and 7.0 rebounds en route to the gold medal in 2010 ... Has seen a total of 12 games in two years of international competition.