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13 - Tony Mitchell

6-9, 236 Small Forward/Power Forward
North Texas Sophomore
Birthday
04/07/92 (28.5 yrs)
Hometown
Dallas, TX
High School
Pinkston
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
9
Size
8
Defense
8
Strength
8
Quickness
8
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
7
Potential
8
Passing
7
Intangibles
6

NBA Comparison: Thomas Robinson

Strengths:  Athletic combo forward with an intriguing skill-set … Runs the court extremely well and is a frequent target for lob passes in transition … Solid size for either forward position, standing about 6’8" with a long wingspan … Displays the quickness/versatility to guard multiple positions at the next level … Blocks a lot of shots (averaging 3.0 per game at the time this profile was written) and creates a lot of turnovers … Really tough to score against at the college level, and has the potential to be an even better defender with added experience … Is a relentless rebounder both offensively and defensively … Already has a 20-20 game under his belt (February 11th at Florida Atlantic) … Solid scorer as a freshman … Has become a proficient spot-up shooter out to the college three-point line … Is quick and decisive in the post … Faces up well against slower defenders … Active without the ball … Creates opportunities for himself by making strong cuts to the basket … Has solid instincts as a passer … Plays the game with a lot of passion on both sides of the court …
 
Weaknesses:  Could be a good small forward or power forward in the future, but has yet to really establish himself as one or the other … Needs to prove that his shooting numbers this season (45.7% on less than two three-point attempts per game) aren’t a fluke … Looks like he’s become more comfortable putting the ball on the floor, but isn’t the type to take his defender off the dribble a lot during games … Too right-handed dependent on drives … Turnover-prone … Can let his intensity get the best of him at times, which can lead to a lot of mistakes and unnecessary fouls … Isn’t playing against high-caliber competition in the Sun Belt Conference … Forced to sit out for what would have been his freshman season because of academic issues, though he’s reportedly worked very hard to get everything together …
 
Overall: Mitchell missed the first nine games of the season but has come back with a vengeance … He’s rebounding, blocking shots and scoring at a high level … He still needs some all-around polish that comes with experience, but he has lottery-potential whenever he declares …

Notes: Measured 6’8.5 (in shoes) 236 lbs, with a 7’3 wingspan at the 2012 Amare Stoudemire Skills Academy

Tyler Ingle 2/24/12

YouTube Clip – 9/22/2009

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