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Special to ZAGSBLOGGREENSBORO, N.C. — Oak Hill (Va.) Academy point guard Shelton Mitchell has been released from his Letter of Intent to Wake Forest after the coaching change and will take visits to Vanderbilt and Cal soon.
“Cal, Oregon, Vanderbilt, Purdue, Cincinnati, Tennessee, all of the schools in Charlotte have shown interest,” Mitchell told SNY.tv at the Josh Level Classic on Friday. “I’m just looking for a good program, but I’m also looking for a school where I could get a good education. I’m looking for a good relationship with the coaching staff, because I am a point guard, so we need to be on the same page.”
An extremely smooth and crafty player, the 6-foot-2 Mitchell is ranked No. 88 in the class of 2014 by 247 Sports. He says that two schools will definitely get visits.
“As of now, I know that I will be visiting Cal and Vanderbilt,” Mitchell said. “I don’t have the dates on those, but I know that I will be taking one next weekend.”
Mitchell also confirmed that a decision will be coming soon.
“I plan on taking my visits and making a decision before the end of the month,” Mitchell said.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.