Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Mitchell Says Providence, BC Recruiting Him Hardest
Brewster (N.H.) Academy point guard Donovan Mitchell says two schools are working the hardest right now.
“BC and Providence are recruiting me the hardest,” the 2015 guard told SNY.tv Wednesday.
A 6-foot-3, 205-pound native of White Plains, N.Y., Mitchell has visited BC twice and also tripped to Providence last weekend, where he was joined by 2014 commits Jalen Lindsey, Ben Bentil and Paschal Chukwu, among others.
“Providence was awesome,” he said. “I liked being around the coaches and the players. The event was amazing as well.”
As for BC, which plays Providence in the season-opener for both teams Nov. 8, Mitchell said, “I like the coaching staff and the way they play.”
Still, other schools are in the mix. Virginia is due in to watch Mitchell today (Wednesday) and he also holds offers from Iowa, Maryland, UConn, Cincinnati, Fordham, Iona, Seton Hall, St. John’s and Creighton.
After breaking his wrist this summer, Mitchell is now impressing coaches in workouts.
“Donovan has tremendous upside,” Brewster coach Jason Smith told SNY.tv.
“He’s motivated to learn and is extremely coachable and hard-working. He’s an explosive athlete and has a great feel and understanding of the game.”
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