After venturing to the University of New Mexico recently with his family, Gilbert Christian High School’s 6-foot-8 junior post Mitch Lightfoot decided that he had found his fit for the future and needed no longer to make his decision. Lightfoot decided to give his verbal commitment to head coach Craig Neal and his staff – becoming the first 2016 prospect in the state to fall off the recruiting board.
Lightfoot chose New Mexico over scholarship offers from Arizona State, Creighton, Grand Canyon, Northern Arizona and the University of Portland.
Lightfoot is regarded as one of the elite prospects in Arizona’s 2016 class, and is a very nice talent with broad shoulders and a nice physical frame that should add weight very nicely over time. In fact, Lightfoot will easily be able to add 20-30 pounds of muscle to his now thin frame over time – a fact that will take his game to a completely different level over the next 3 to 4 years. He already possesses a strong feel for the game and a nice overall skillset, which allows him to make plays inside the post or from the perimeter, where he has developed a great deal over the past year.
Recently, Lightfoot transferred from Ironwood Ridge High School in Tucson, to rising basketball power Gilbert Christian HS, where he now plans to play this high school season and also finish his high school career.
Here is a highlight video of Lightfoot by Arizona's Finest Mixtape . . .