Here’s my story that’s up right now at Kansas.com on former Southeast/Hutch CC star guard Joe Mitchell landing at Friends. This (I think) ends a crazy two years for Mitchell, who signed with Ohio out of Hutch – where former South star Jamaal Walker and Steve Eck protege was an assistant coach – left the Bobcats after spending the summer there and then came to Wichita State, where he sat out last season before quitting the team in October when WSU coach Gregg Marshall didn’t offer him a scholarship.
I never understood why Mitchell left Ohio – he seemed like a great fit there and the Bobcats made the NCAA Tournament last season and are one of the better teams in the MAC. I never saw him fitting in at WSU, either, where there was a glut of guards ahead of him. The scouting report on Mitchell is he’s great off the dribble but if you can keep him from going tot he hoop he’s not able to hurt you from three-point range – but nobody’s seen him in play in two years.
He should be really good in the KCAC. I spoke with Friends coach Dale Faber today and he seemed pretty excited about Mitchell coming to play for him – should be in action Saturday when the Falcons host Southwestern.