Dillon Mitchell Bouncing Up the Boards

Dillon Mitchell
(AP Photograph/Eric Homosexual)

San Antonio Spurs followers are formally again after the group landed the No. 1 decide on this yr’s NBA Draft. Nevertheless, there are many different prospects that the Spurs must be with their thirty third and forty fourth picks. A type of prospects is in their very own yard and he impressed a number of individuals on the NBA Draft Mix as well. It’s none aside from Texas ahead Dillon Mitchell.

The 6-foot-8, 193-pound ahead has not been recognized for his capturing. That’s, till now. He placed on a clinic throughout catch-and-shoot drills. Though there’s no protection or resistance on the market, the actual fact he was hitting photographs and appeared good doing it is going to make lots of groups really feel higher about doubtlessly drafting him late within the first spherical and even tremendous early within the second. Listed below are his stats from his lone season at Texas.

  • 4.3 PPG, 0.6 SPG, 0.4 APG, 3.9 RPG
  • 63.6 FG%, 40.5 FT%
  • 15.1 PER, 110.3 ORtg, 96.8 DRtg

Dillon Mitchell Breakdown

His capturing share from the free throw line is just not encouraging, however he additionally solely tried 37 free throws final season. That might be a bigger signal of his position within the Texas offense, however he’s proven that he could be a bouncy and helpful ahead off the bench in his exercises and on the mix. Regardless of missing some enjoying time, his type of athleticism and ending are simply too intriguing to groups to move up on this draft.

Mitchell has maintained his eligibility, however it’s wanting unlikely he’ll head again to Austin (as a Longhorn). Regardless of being a bit underwhelming in his lone season at Texas, he did begin all 38 video games he performed in and had alternatives to indicate flashes of what he may convey to an NBA group. He confirmed his defensive versatility and along with his athleticism, it ought to translate on the subsequent degree.

It’s nonetheless a bit unknown the place he may find yourself within the draft, however Mitchell’s pre-draft exercises will give us a greater concept. If he continues to indicate that he has a strong base for capturing enchancment, his inventory will skyrocket. He’s already an extended participant who ought to make a distinction on the defensive finish, however exhibiting a few of his offensive repertoire as a creator for himself will go a good distance too. He units up teammates pretty properly, however particularly so going to his robust aspect, the left aspect.