It is likely to be a big spring for Jordan Mitchell. The Columbus native who plans to attend Montverde Academy next year is playing in the EYBL with All-Ohio Red. Playing up will be a big challenge, but Mitchell feels he is ready for it, and major schools continue to make him a priority.
About his high school year in general, Mitchell said, "I feel I had a pretty good high school season, but I felt I could have done better. Still I feel that I got better each game, and improved as the year went on."
Currently Mitchell says the biggest focus for him is to be more consistent with his jumper, and if he can do that he will be very difficult to guard going forward.
On the recruiting side of things several schools continue to make Mitchell a major priority, with a few new programs popping in to see him as well.
Mitchell says Florida has become more involved since he decided to transfer to Montverde, and he is beginning to get to know the coaches.
"They are saying they want me to be comfortable with them, and they are trying to get me down on campus and everything," said Mitchell. "It is a school I am definitely interested in."
This season Mitchell was a regular at Ohio State games, and he continues to build a close relationship with the coaching staff in Columbus.
"I like Ohio State," said Mitchell. "I am getting more comfortable with them and getting to know the coaches and the players, so I am liking Ohio State more."
When it comes to Purdue, Mitchell said, "They tell me to keep working and keep playing hard. They like my game and think that I’d fit in with their style of play."
For now Mitchell is in no hurry to make a college commitment, and remains focused on improving and hopes to assert himself as one of the best prospects in the country.