Elite 100: Mitch Lightfoot
It's been a successful spring and summer on the travel circuit for 6-foot-7, 200-pound Gilbert (Ariz.) Christian 2016 post Mitch Lightfoot, whose recruitment has picked up accordingly. An athletic albeit undersized post, Lightfoot plays extremely hard and is a good athlete, which is going to make him very productive in camp settings. He can hit the outside shot, has a hook and rebounds very well. "I do the intangibles well," Lightfoot said. "I hustle, rebound, take charges and score. I do what my team needs me to do. I need to get my handle better so I can become more of a 3/4. "I feel like I can always do better so I'm going to get in the gym and figure out a way to get better. I'm halfway to where I could be and it will only get better from here." Lightfoot made an early commitment to New Mexico but opened up his recruitment to everyone in April. "I wanted to see all of my opportunities and figure out what's right for me," Lightfoot says. "I feel like I closed the door on a bunch of things early. It turns out I did; I'm getting offers from some top programs and it's nice to see all my hard work is paying off." Recently there have been several schools that are showing Lightfoot serious attention and he's already officially visited one of them. "I'm hearing from Kansas, Arizona, Utah, Stanford and mostly Pac-12 schools," Lightfoot said. "I think some East Coast schools are going to jump on board too. "I officially visited Stanford. I love their campus, love their coaches and the players are awesome. They're obviously towards the top right now because the education I can get there would set me up for life." Arizona and Kansas are two other schools that Lightfoot is happy to be hearing from. "I'm from Arizona," Lightfoot said. "I love coach (Sean) Miller and his intensity. I love their program, McKale, and everything about it. "I'm from Kansas too; I was born in Kansas City and lived there for five years. Bill Self is always going to bring in great players and I want to be around players who can help me get better." Lightfoot will take his time through the process after AAU season finishes. "I'm going to take my visits and then decide where I want to go to school," he said. "I've heard from multiple people that if I have the visits I should take them."
Scout Hoops Top Stories
Nike Elite 100: Top BigsST. LOUIS - The Nike Elite 100 is typically dominated by guards, but several bigs were the story at this year's camp. Aidan Igiehon led the way as a top performer, but several…
Scout HoopsYesterday at 8:59 PM
Nike Elite 100: Top wings and forwardsST. LOUIS, MO - An exciting group of wings and forwards were out in force at the Nike Elite 100. Keion Brooks led the way with help from prospects such as Nate Tabor, Patrick…
Scout HoopsYesterday at 5:37 PM
Nike Elite 100: Top Guard PerformersST. LOUIS, MO - The Nike Elite 100 was once again one of the must stop events for top underclass targets. As usual in a camp setting guards ruled the event, and players such as…
Scout HoopsYesterday at 3:53 PM
Four-star AJ Reeves commits to ProvidenceAfter compiling an impressive 2017 recruiting class, Ed Cooley gets the ball rolling in a big way in 2018.
Scout HoopsYesterday at 11:46 AM
ND lands top priorityNotre Dame landed their second class of 2018 prospect when top target Robby Carmody pulled the trigger for the Irish.
Scout HoopsThursday at 12:08 PM