Davion Mitchell

Davion Mitchell
Davion Mitchell.jpg
Mitchell with Baylor in 2019
Personal information
Born (1998-09-05) September 5, 1998 (age 22)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolLiberty County
(Hinesville, Georgia)
College
PositionPoint guard
Career highlights and awards

Davion Mitchell (born September 5, 1998) is an American basketball player. He played college basketball for the Baylor Bears and for the Auburn Tigers.

High school career

Mitchell attended Liberty County High School in Hinesville, Georgia. As a junior, he averaged 24.2 points, 7.1 assists and 2.9 steals per game, leading his team to its first Class 4A state title. Mitchell was named Savannah Morning News Player of the Year.[1] In his senior season, he averaged 23.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. Mitchell competed for the Georgia Stars on the Amateur Athletic Union circuit.[2] A consensus four-star recruit, he committed to playing college basketball for Auburn over offers from Cincinnati, UConn, Florida, Georgia and Clemson, among others.[3]

College career

As a freshman at Auburn, Mitchell averaged 3.7 points and 1.9 assists per game as a backup point guard to Jared Harper.[4] Following the season, he transferred to Baylor and sat out his next season due to National Collegiate Athletic Association transfer rules.[5] During his redshirt year, he improved his all-around game and studied film on guards like Kyle Lowry and Jalen Brunson.[2] During his sophomore season, Mitchell was a starter on one of the top teams in the nation.[6] On December 18, 2019, he posted a season-high 19 points, four assists and four steals in a 91–63 win over UT Martin.[7] As a sophomore, Mitchell averaged 9.9 points and 3.8 assists per game. He was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, while earning Third Team All-Big 12, All-Defensive and All-Newcomer Team honors.[8]

Following the 2020–21 season, Mitchell declared for the 2021 NBA draft.[9]

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Auburn 34 0 17.1 .429 .288 .677 1.1 1.9 .5 .0 3.7
2018–19 Baylor
Redshirt Redshirt
2019–20 Baylor 30 30 32.4 .409 .324 .663 2.7 3.8 1.5 .4 9.9
2020–21 Baylor 30 30 33.0 .511 .447 .652 2.7 5.5 1.9 .4 14.1
Career 94 60 27.1 .459 .376 .661 2.1 3.6 1.3 .2 9.0

References

  1. ^ Knight, Dennis (May 28, 2016). "Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Davion Mitchell, Liberty County". Savannah Morning News. Retrieved October 28, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Werner, John (February 14, 2020). "Davion Mitchell brings tenacity to Baylor D". Waco Tribune-Herald. Retrieved October 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Kramer, Daniel (October 15, 2015). "Davion Mitchell to Auburn: Tigers Land 4-Star PG Prospect". Bleacher Report. Retrieved October 28, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Stevens, Matthew (March 29, 2018). "Davion Mitchell to transfer away from Auburn after one season". Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved October 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Berger, Matthew (April 15, 2018). "Baylor basketball adds transfer Davion Mitchell". The Dallas Morning News.
  6. ^ Moore, CJ (March 5, 2020). "Jared Butler and Davion Mitchell are driving one another to greatness at Baylor". The Athletic. Retrieved October 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Werner, John (December 18, 2019). "Mitchell guides Baylor men to 91-63 romp over Skyhawks in Houston". Waco Tribune-Herald. Retrieved October 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Mastandrea, Matthew (September 18, 2020). "Baylor Basketball: Davion Mitchell poised for career year with Bears in 2020-21". Busting Brackets. Retrieved October 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Boone, Kyle (April 14, 2021). "Baylor star Davion Mitchell declares after helping lead Bears to first national championship". CBSSports.com. Retrieved April 23, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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