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Tuesday / April 23.
  • Kai Mitchell to Iona for 2016

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    Kai MitchellKai Mitchell, a 6-foot-6 2015 forward from Spring Valley (N.Y.), gave a verbal commitment to Iona on Sunday and will arrive on campus in 2016 after spending a postgrad year.

    “The best thing about Kai are his feet and his hands,” House of Sports coach Andy Borman told SNY.tv. “He moves like a ‘big’ guard and really fits the mold of a point forward.

    “He’s an excellent finisher around the rim and can shoot the ball consistently out to 17 feet. He is a tremendous rebounder of the basketball on the offensive and defensive end.”

    “Kai’s best skillset is his vision and passing ability. You don’t see guys his size that can pass the ball and find the open man the way that he does. He is one of those guys that could very easily be a high-major tight end in the mold of Vernon Davis and Antonio Gates (both former  basketball players that pursued football after college). He is that athletic and has hands that are that special.”

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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.

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