The season for the Arizona Community College Athletic Association (ACCAC) is now in full swing, and one of the elite overall performers early on this junior college season has been Phoenix College 6-foot-3, 170-pound sophomore guard Lamar "Tre" Mitchell. Mitchell has been on a tear this junior college season, early on, and is set to have a big sophomore season for himself and the Phoenix College program.
Mitchell has quickly proven himself as one of the elite performers this season in the ACCAC, and has helped lead his Phoenix College program to a 4-2 start to the season, and (3) consecutive wins. Mitchell has been superb in his overall play, averaging 29.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists, while shooting 43.8% from three-point distance, 52.1% from the field and 84.1% from the free-throw line.
While it is still very early in the season, Mitchell has proven himself in exposure events before the season, and in games early this junior college season that he is a formidable guard prospect with an ability to run a team, but also score at a high level, as needed by his team - a nice attribute for any guard prospect. Mitchell is a shifty guard prospect with a very good feel for the game, and a knack for scoring the basketball. He is a skilled guard that likes to push the basketball up the floor and make plays for himself and others on the floor.
Currently, Mitchell is hearing from such college programs as Virginia Tech, Tulsa, Illinois State, Northern Arizona, UMass-Lowell and Maryland Eastern Shore. If Mitchell can keep up his terrific play this junior college season, it will be very interesting to see how much his college recruitment begins to take shape and develop throughout the junior college season.
"He's a competitor that can lead a team," said Phoenix College Head Coach Duane Eason. "He'll be ready immediately after he hits campus."
Mitchell is on pace to have a stellar sophomore season for himself after such a terrific start to the season for himself. The Phoenix College coaching staff believes in this young man's ability to play the game at a high level, and have been very happy with Mitchell's development as a player and person, on and off the court, over the past year.
I will continue to follow Mitchell's play and recruitment closely this junior college season, and will bring you any recruiting updates regarding him as they continue to develop.