Mitchell A Star In 2006 Class

Jonathan Mitchell is likely to be a high target for the Connecticut basketball program in the 2006 class

Jonathan Mitchell, an offensively skilled 6-foot-7 combo forward from Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, New York, is likely to be highly rated by many scouting services. Mitchell has the ability to drain medium range jumpers and also take his frame inside to be effective against the big bodies in the paint.

Mitchell, who weighs about 225 pounds, is an agile lefty who can dart in the lane and free himself up for shots. He will create mismatches for other teams due to his versatility.

St. John's, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, Seton Hall, Notre Dame, Duke, Kansas, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, and Marquette are already involved seriously in his recruiting process.

Mitchell averaged 13 points, nine rebounds, two blocks and four assists last season. Mitchell expects to play this summer for the Metro Hawks. Jonathan was especially outstanding at the recent IS8 Spring tournament. He helped Mount Vernon win the spring title.

"I am trying to work on all parts of my game," Mitchell said. "I want to work on my ballhandling, my jumper, my defense. You always try to work on it anytime you are playing."


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