Mitchell Explodes For 16 Points In NBA Summer League Finale
NBA Rookie Averages 7.8 Points, 6.8 Rebounds In Summer Play
Tony Mitchell saved his best NBA Summer League offensive performance for last, pouring in 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting in a 90-85 loss to Miami on Friday morning.
Starting his fourth of five summer league games, Mitchell also collected six boards. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Detroit's first-round pick in June's NBA Draft, was the only Piston to outscore the former North Texas star with a game-high 20 points.
Mitchell impressed teammates and NBA executives alike with his athletic play all week. He was one of only two Detroit players to record a double-digit rebound game during summer league play, while averaging 7.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game overall. He shot 48.4 percent from the floor, and tied for the team lead with 20 total offensive boards.
Nearly as important as his offensive output, Mitchell tallied just four turnovers in five games.