Updated: Jun 26, 2019
This past weekend the San Diego State coaching staff was at the Section Seven team camp, which is part of the new NCAA summer recruiting model, in Arizona. There were a number of Aztecs recruits such 2020 commit Lamont Butler, as well as recent offeree Chibuzo Agbo in attendance.
A player that caught the attention of the coaching staff this past weekend was Michael Mitchell. Mitchell played well enough to snag himself a San Diego State offer upon returning home.
Mitchell is a 2021 prospect from Northern California. He was in Arizona for the team camp with his high school, Archbishop Mitty. During the camp Mitchell led his team to a 2-2 record, including a win over San Diego-based Torrey Pines. At this time he is unranked by the recruiting services, however the staff is well-known for uncovering under-the-radar gems and it appears Mitchell could be another one.
After watching film on Mitchell, it is easy to see his potential as a prospect. He is extremely quick, which allows him to get to the basket and lead the transition offense. Once at the basket he has great body control to score, even when he absorbs contact. Mitchell can score at all three-levels and excels at scoring off the dribble from mid-range and beyond the arc. On the defensive end of the court he is a pesky defender who uses his quickness to stay in front of the opposing player.
Currently Mitchell has offers from San Diego State, San Francisco, UC Davis, and UC Santa Barbara. As a rising junior he has time to continue developing, both his game and physically. He will be a player to keep an eye on.