Southeast point guard Joe Mitchell is headed to Hutchinson Community College — no surprise here — he’s a guy who seems like he’d be a great fit for the Blue Dragons. I think he looks to score a little more than most Steve Eck-coached PGs, but he was definitely one of the best players in the state this season, leading the Golden Buffaloes to a second-place finish in Class 6A. Was he the best guard in the state? I’m having trouble thinking of anybody that was better.
Here’s the release from Hutchinson SID Steve Carpenter:
Hutchinson Community College men’s basketball coach Steve Eck announced his fifth signing for the 2009-10 season.
The Blue Dragons have signed Wichita Southeast All-State guard Joe Mitchell to a letter-of-intent.
Mitchell is a 6-foot-1 combo guard who played on Southeast’s 2009 Class 6A state runner-up team and 2008 Class 6A state championship team.
“He’s scorer and a good defender,” Eck said. “He is a nice shooter who knows how to play the game. Some considered him to be the best guard in the state.”
Mitchell averaged 22 points per game in his senior season with the Buffaloes. He was a consensus all-state player by the Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capital-Journal.
Mitchell is the fifth player Eck has signed for the 2009-10 season. He is the third in-state player.
Dylan Frantz, Phillipsburg (6-1, guard)
Bruce Reed, Olathe East (6-6, forward)
Joe Mitchell, Wichita Southeast (6-1, guard)
Josh Davis, Oklahoma City (6-5, forward)
Jerome Cohen, Everton, Mass (6-7, forward)