Northeastern Lands Mitchell

Robert Mitchell got plenty of attention after earning MVP honors at Five-Star in August. Now the 6-foot-6 Brooklyn native has made his decision - and this time it's final.

Ron Everhart and Northeastern are changing leagues – and getting things done on the recruiting front.

Less than a week after receiving a commitment from French guard Baptiste Bataille, the Huskies are adding Robert Mitchell, a 6-foot-6, 185-pound Brooklyn, N.Y., native who opened up his recruitment a few weeks after committing to St. Francis (N.Y.) in early August, to the fold.

``I like the people and Ron Everhart is the best guy in the world," Mitchell said. "His track record speaks for itself."

Mitchell is currently at Notre Dame Prep (Mass.) after spending last season at Genesis One (Miss.). Prior to that, he was at Grand Street Campus in Brooklyn.

``He's an old-fashioned scorer," Notre Dame coach Bill Barton said. "He can really score the basketball in a hurry."

Mitchell was the MVP of the Five-Star Camp in August, which prompted him to re-open his recruitment.

``I'm going to be able to grow not only as a player, but also as an individual," he added. ``This is my best chance to develop as a man – and as an athlete."

Mitchell also considered Seton Hall, Siena, UTEP and Marist, but opted to head to Northeastern, which is going from the America East to the Colonial Athletic Association this year.

``I loved the city environment," Mitchell said. ``It's fast-paced and that's what I'm used to being from Brooklyn."

``I'm going to come in and be a factor," he added. "I'm going to have a chance to start from the first day and a lot of people don't get that opportunity."

Baptiste is a 5-foot-10 point guard from Community Christian School in Georgia who has been compared to former Florida guard Teddy Dupay by his high school coach Linzy Davis.


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