Mitchell Receives Offer From UM

Alvin Mitchell was spectacular in the championship game of the Breakdown Hoops Festival finishing with a game-high 26 points on 9-of-16 shooting in a loss to the Long Island Lightning led by Justin Burrell (St. John's commit) and Corey Fisher (Villanova commit).

Alvin Mitchell was consistent throughout the tournament for Team Breakdown and helped lead them to a 7-1 record.

"I felt I played real well," Mitchell said. "There were a lot of good players in the tournament like Corey Fisher and Chris Allen. I have been waiting for the tournament for a while now and waiting for July. I thought I played pretty good."

Mitchell's performance in the last week has caught the attention of Miami head coach Frank Haith who offered Mitchell a scholarship.

"The last couple of days we have been talking a lot," Mitchell said. "I just want to wait until after the Vegas tournament is done to make a decision."

Mitchell, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound small forward, said that is decision will be between Villanova and Miami.

"I am waiting to see what Villanova has to offer," Mitchell said. "They have been talking to me pretty good."

Mitchell's thoughts on Miami:

"I wouldn't mind staying home. It would be fun getting to play with Eddie (Rios) again."

Last year he attended a few of the Hurricane games and likes their up-tempo style of play.

Mitchell averaged 25 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists for Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and was named the Broward County Class 4A-1A Player of the Year as he led Cardinal Gibbons to a 26-3 record.

For those who have not seen him play he said he will "bring aggresvieness and attitude" to whichever team he plays with and "I leave everything out on the court."

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