With the loss of Montaque Gill-Caesar the Aztecs have two scholarships available for next year and are looking to add another guard to their roster. Last week Coach Brian Dutcher mentioned that he would be out recruiting in Texas and the speculation grew as to who he would be after. It has been revealed that San Diego State has offered the third ranked Junior College player in the nation in Trinity Valley Community College (Texas) guard Wendell Mitchell.
Mitchell, a 6-3 point guard, originally committed and attended Baylor out of high school. As a true freshman he redshirted. In two years he played one season for the Bears and averaged 2.9 points per game. At the end of his redshirt freshman season he decided to transfer and headed back to junior college in order to not lose a season of eligibility.
He ended up at Trinity Valley and has excelled at the junior college level. Mitchell is currently averaging 20.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 6.6 assists per game. After the season Mitchell will be looking to head back to the division one level and has the opportunity to do that. A couple of days ago his mother tweeted out that Mitchell had 20 offers.
Getting Mitchell will be a challenge as he holds offers from Maryland, North Carolina State, and Oregon among others. The coaching staff obviously thinks he can come in and contribute right away. We will continue monitoring his recruitment and if he cuts his list to one that includes San Diego State we will make sure to reach out to him and get his thoughts.