Yesterday, you broke the story that Tony Mitchell will be declaring for the draft per a source close to the situation. No other news outlets have confirmed or followed up this story since. In fact, the only thing I have read is a couple sites that this article is incorrect and Tony Mitchell is going to stand by what he said he'd do about a week ago and head back to UNT. Now with news today that Tony Mitchell (Alabama declaring) this looks like you might have misinterpreted your source or something. Is this all coincidental and both Tony Mitchells are declaring? Or were you mistaken and UNT Tony Mitchell is indeed returning?
This happened last year, and everybody who doubted him looked like an idiot afterwards.
Wow there's definitely a parallel between the 2. But I just find it so odd that it happens to be the day after that another Tony Mitchell declares. I'm not saying the article's right or wrong, just in wait-and-see mode, hopefully this will be cleared up soon.
To sort of paraphrase what someone said last year, Aran has worked hard to get this site to where it is and to gain credibility. I'm pretty sure he wouldn't just report something like that if it wasn't true. Mitchell may again flip flop on his decision but I serioulsy doubt that this didn't happen.
It is a strikingly similar scenario as to the Tristan Thompson scenario from last year that created a lot of discussion on these boards.
Like everyone has said, it does have parralels to last year in a couple ways. One is that no other site really seems to be announcing it yet and the other is that there is another guy who is going early entry with the same name. Seeing that I know Aran likes the Tony Mitchell he announced as a prospect, not to mention that his draft stock seems to be MUCH higher than the Alabama version, I am guessing Aran did not mince words or confuse names.
I was laughing at this entire Tristan Thompson fiasco last year and I think this is the same. The thing is, North Texas Tony Mitchell does not have near the same publicity as a player at a major university who ended up being the 4th pick in the draft. So, Aran takes a lot less of a risk with announcing it, though he is probably still right about it like he was with Tristan. He took tons of backlash for his Tristan announcement and when he was found to be right about it, got no real apology or credit. This one is a lot safer and I am guessing the questioning will likely die down as most people believe Tony Mitchell is leaving North Texas as a result of Johnny Jones leaving for LSU.
When Aran's girlfriend confronts him with an argument or an awkward situation, I wonder if Nomoney and Mikey V pop out of the woodwork and answer for him.....
I love you both, but's it's funny how you both come to the rescue any time a topic is directed at Aran.
I just joined this site and was not trying to imply anything about Aran and am not trying to make his article look bad. I know numerous NBA insiders took the story and ran with it, so I am sure he had very good sources tell him this info.
However - I can assure you that Tony himself and his family are stating that he is committed to UNT for next season.
No that was the other Aran Smith that reported this story.
So I'll take this as your source close to the situation feeding you some untrue information. That's pretty unfortunate.
There is no confusion about which Tony Mitchell - the North Texas one.
Okay, you're starting to confuse me. After your first comment I assumed Tony Mitchell was coming back, after your second comment you seem like you're confident he's declaring. Can you please just give me along with the rest of the people on this forum a straight answer if you know if Tony Mitchell will be declaring for the 2012 Draft?
I can confirm that tony mitchell of north texas will not enter the draft.
"No that was the other Aran Smith that reported this story."
Lmfao, Aran just trolled zachb
If I did not think it was the case, I wouldn't have written it. Just so happens that I trust Aran and I tend to think he got a raw deal with the whole Tristan Thompson thing. Also have a feeling that if Aran is reporting that Tony Mitchell from North Texas is leaving for the draft, it is not so far fetched. Either way, we will find out by April 29.
Tend to think it is a pretty low risk announcement. Trey Burke was supposedly entering, he went back. Just think it is funny no one fronts on the fact that other sources are wrong sometimes and that Aran was given $hit when he was right. If he is wrong about this, it is one thing, but I have a feeling he more than likely has a pretty good source.
"When Aran's girlfriend confronts him with an argument or an awkward situation, I wonder if Nomoney and Mikey V pop out of the woodwork and answer for him.....
I love you both, but's it's funny how you both come to the rescue any time a topic is directed at Aran."
It's that "All for One" mentality. I'd defend you if somebody questioned your baseball prospect sources, or RUDEBOY if somebody questioned his Live Jasmine sources.
Speaking of which, I've been following your articles and mocks on Through the Fence. Quality stuff.
They pop up when someone mentions Aran Smith because there is no Aran Smith. I mean, has anybody ever seen this guy? This basketball genuis and prosect evaluation lumminary.
He is a urban legend like Kaiser Soulsay or the Wizard of OZ.
Morphius asked Aran Smith red or green pill.........he swallowed Lawrence Fishburne.
"Morphius asked Aran Smith red or green pill."
I remember that. It was from "The Matrix Holiday Special".
Why am I being down voted for passing along information directly from the player?
So what happened here?
Yeah i was wondering about that too.