2017 Intro: Davion Mitchell
Most of the focus for basketball talent in the state of Georgia tends to center on the city of Atlanta, but South Georgia has also produced numerous high level players throughout the years. One coming up through the ranks is Hinesville (Ga.) Liberty Co. product Davion Mitchell. The 6-foot-1 and 185 pound Mitchell is an elite athlete who began impressing over the summer, and now as a sophomore he feels he has stepped his game up to another level. “This season has gone well,” said Mitchell. “Our record is 19-4, and I have been playing pretty good. I have been pretty consistent with my play averaging about 20 points, 7 assists, and 5 rebounds per game.” Always known as an athlete and a driver, Mitchell now says he has gained consistency with his jumper, and that has been his biggest improvement. “Last season I couldn’t shoot, so this season I really worked on my shooting,” said Mitchell. “A lot of teams know that I can get to the rim, but my shooting has really improved and that has helped me this season.” Recruiting wise things are just beginning for Mitchell, but already high-major schools are dropping by the school to check in on him. “I don’t have any offers yet, but I have been looked at by Kansas State, Georgia, Florida State, and George Mason,” said Mitchell. At this point Mitchell isn’t prioritizing one school over another or anything, but he does know the kind of style he likes to see a college play. “I think I like a style that allows the guards to go one-on-one and get to the basket,” Mitchell explained. “I like schools that allow their guards freedom to make plays, and to attack on offense.” Up next for Mitchell is the state tournament in which he is hoping to lead his team to a deep run. After that he plans on hitting the camp and AAU circuit hard looking to make a name for himself. “This summer I am looking forward to showing people I have gotten a lot better,” said Mitchell. “I am trying to just get my name out and show coaches that I have gotten better.”
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