Mitchell Bonds with Future Teammates

After talking to Kwamain Mitchell about is official visit to the Saint Louis University campus last week, you could probably guess what his favorite part of the trip was. And no, it wasn't the barbeque at assistant coach Porter Moser's house.

A 6-foot-1 point guard from Dominican High in Whitefish Bay, Wis., Mitchell was one of four players who have already committed to play for the Billikens to make his official visit over the weekend.

"I met some of the players, visited the campus, met some of the professors involved in my major," Mitchell said. "We had a barbeque at one of the assistant coach's houses."

The highlight for Mitchell was getting to meet and hang out with his future teammates who were also making their official visits: Brett Thompson, Femi John and Brian Conklin.

"It was wonderful," Mitchell said. "It was great. All the guys that I met, we all had something in common. We all won state championships. We all got along really well."

In addition to the fellow recruits, Mitchell also spent plenty of time with current Billikens players. The new recruits and the current players all had a chance to bond during the three days Mitchell, Thompson, John and Conklin were on campus for their official visits.

"I could tell we already had a connection when we were just hanging out," Mitchell said.

This was Mitchell's second trip to campus.

The Wisconsin point guard also visited in late May and was able to mark the progress of the construction of Chaifetz Arena.

"I'm very excited," he said. "I can't wait to play in there."

Mitchell was the third member of the Class of 2008 to commit to play for coach Rick Majerus, following Thompson and Willie Reed's commitments.

Mitchell committed to Saint Louis U. over offers from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Loyola University Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as interest from others.

"I think (Majerus) is doing a great job of recruiting," Mitchell said.

He averaged 19.3 points per game as a sophomore and 16.4 points per game as a junior. Mitchell led the Green Knights to a state championship during his sophomore campaign, and then a 21-4 record and a Midwest Classic Conference championship during his junior season.

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