Kwamain Mitchell Commits to St. Louis

Kwamain Mitchell, a 6-foot, 175-pound junior point guard from Whitefish Bay (WI) Dominican, has committed to St. Louis, according to the St. Louis Dispatch and the St Louis Scout site. Mitchell had received some recent interest from Minnesota.

Kwamain Mitchell had a strong spring, playing for the Wisconsin Playground Warriors. He recently led the team to the semifinals of the Sabes Foundation Invitational Tournament, losing to the eventual champion Howard Pulley as he scored 24 points. They also advanced to the quarterfinals of the Arizona Cactus Classic, where they lost to the New York Gauchos, who won the event.

Mitchell told GoldenSports.Net recently that he had offers from St. Louis, Bradley, Loyola of Chicago, Wisconsin-Green Bay and Akron. However, his strong recent play had earned him interest from schools such as Marquette, Minnesota, Utah, Wichita State. Unfortunately for Minnesota, the Gophers got involved too late to be in the running for Mitchell.

Mitchell visited St. Louis May 24 before traveling to the Bob Gibbons Memorial Day Tournament of Champions Memorial Day weekend.

Mitchell averaged 19.3 points per game as a sophomore and 16.4 points per game as a junior. He led the Green Knights to a 21-4 record and a Midwest Classic Conference championship. They fell to Racine St. Catherine's 44-41 in the Division 3 sectional finals. Mitchell was the team's only double-figure scorer.

Dominican had gone 51-3 over the two previous seasons, including a perfect 27-0 in 2005, and won back-to-back state titles.

Mitchell is the third commitment for new head coach Rick Majerus and the Billikens. He joins Willie Reed and Brett Thompson.

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