On Tuesday afternoon, Mark Mitchell, a 6-foot-8, 205 pound small forward from Shawnee Mission, KS tweeted that he was offered a basketball scholarship to North Carolina.
Blessed to receive an offer from the University of North Carolina #goheels pic.twitter.com/mWCJjWMUAK— Mark Mitchell (@Mark_mitchell25) July 16, 2020
Mitchell is now the fourth player offered in the Class of 2022, and the second wing. Caleb Houstan (6-8, 190, Montverde (Fla.) Academy) was offered on June 30th.
Mark Mitchell plays high school ball at Bishop Miege High School and travel ball with the Kansas City club “KC Run GMC.” If those teams sound familiar, that’s because current Villanova star (and missed UNC target) Jeremiah Robinson-Earl played at both, before transferring his senior year to IMG Academy. Sadly, Armando Bacot’s whispers to JRE couldn’t quite get him to Chapel Hill.
Looking at some highlights, it looks like Mitchell could play the wing, but might become another tweener, depending on his jump shot. I think James Michael McAdoo could be an apt comparison if he continues to grow and gain weight.
Check out the highlights that Mark Mitchell pinned on his Twitter account (@Mark_mitchell25). Make sure you turn the sound on, the music is kind of haunting!
Check out my highlight - https://t.co/FKATP2oewO— Mark Mitchell (@Mark_mitchell25) May 1, 2020
Even though there are no announced leaders in his recruitment, it figures to be tough sledding getting Mitchell out of Kansas. His high school is an easy 45 minute drive to Allen Fieldhouse. Hopefully Roy still remembers his Kansas geography and can get him out to Chapel Hill.
Leaky Black will probably be back as a senior in 2022. With sophomore wings Puff Johnson and Kerwin Walton (and perhaps freshman HF Dontrez Styles) competing for playing time, how many minutes will likely be available for 2022 wings? What other wings in the 2022 class would you like to see offered? Let us know in the comments below.