Just got off the phone with Hutchinson Community College men’s coach Steve Eck (hopefully he doesn’t change his cell number now) and he confirmed to me that sophomore guard Joe Mitchell, a Wichita Southeast product, committed to Ohio University earlier this week and 6-foot-10 power forward Robert Goff is committed to Oklahoma. Mitchell was All-Jayhawk last season and picked Bobcats over several other “good offers” although Eck declined to say who else came calling. Recruiting guru Jerry Mullen told me at last year’s Region VI tournament that JM was a “poor man’s Sherron Collins” – AKA he can really fill it up. Goff had to sit out last year after playing for Eck two years ago at Cowley and is a BEAST that had looks from a lot of high-majors.
Goff averaged 9.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game in 2008-2009. Mitchell went for 16 points and 2.5 assists per last season.
Blue Dragons are hands-down favorite to win Jayhawk and Region VI this year with those two, in my opinion.