Mitchell Named CBS Sports All-American

DENTON, Texas – CBS Sports named North Texas sophomore forward Tony Mitchell a Preseason All-American and the No. 7 ranked player in the country on Monday.

The accolade adds to Mitchell’s impressive resume, which already includes Preseason All-America nods from Basketball Times, Athlon Sports and ESPN’s Blue Ribbon Report. The Dallas Pinkston High School graduate racked up 14.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game en route to earning Sun Belt Freshman of the Year honors.

Mitchell was a finalist for the Lou Henson Award (Mid-Major Player of the Year) after he joined Kentucky’s Anthony Davis as the only freshmen in the country to average a double-double. In league games only, Mitchell led the Sun Belt in scoring, rebounding, 3-point percentage, blocks, and finished second in field goal percentage.

Tony Mitchell 2012-13 Preseason Honors & Accolades

• CBS Sports
Preseason All-America (Second Team)
2012 Preseason Top 100 College Players (No. 7)

• Basketball Times Magazine
Featured on Oct. Issue Cover
Preseason All-America

• Athlon Sports
Preseason All-America (Second Team)
No. 3 Inside-Out Player in the Country
Sun Belt Preseason Player of the Year

• Lindy’s Sports
No. 2 Center in the Nation
Sun Belt Preseason Player of the Year

• ESPN Blue Ribbon Report
Preseason All-America (Third Team)

• SB Nation Online
No. 9 on Top 100 Players in College Basketball

• NBADraftExpress.com
2013 NBA Mock Draft No. 8 Overall Pick


 

 

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