Mitch Platt, 6-10 SR C Las Vegas (Nev.) Green Valley, showed this past week at Pump camp that he's among the top centers in the west. He's very skilled with the ball on the perimeter and he's a willing defender inside.
We spoke with him yesterday and he told us that he will definitely take official visits to Texas Tech, USC and Oregon. He said he will schedule the trips for sometime around the middle of September.
When we asked if there were other schools that he might consider, Platt said, "My family vacations in San Diego every year and I'm very familiar with that area. So I'll probably take unofficial trips to San Diego, San Diego St, as well as UNLV." When we asked how those schools compared with the top three, Platt said, "Realistically, from a basketball standpoint, Texas Tech, USC and Oregon probably make more sense."
Platt said he defnitely plans on going to school in the west. "I won't go any farther than Texas," Platt said. When asked about other factors he would consider, Platt said, "I'll want to see what the dorms and campus are like, the players and the overall environment at the school. How I fit in with the players on the team will also be important."
Platt said early playing time would be somewhat of an issue, but not a major factor in his decision. He said he hopes to have a decision by fall.
He told us that he'll play in the second session of the West Coast All Star Camp, followed by the Big Time and then possibly the ARC tournament in Las Vegas or the Best of Summer.
Platt said his GPA is 3.2 and he scored 960 on the SAT. He plans on taking the test again.