One of the top up and coming 2016 prospects in California, Donovan Mitchell of Buchanan High School (Clovis, CA) has been showing out grabbing attention from college recruiters and media outlets. Mid Major Hoops Report has invited him to our “Players Corner” where we at Mid Major Hoops Report are proud to highlight him and allow him to give us insight into his recruitment at this time….
Mitchell is a long-armed face-up 4-man who is just scratching the surface of his potential. He has soft hands and a solid feel for the game as well. He can step out and nail the elbow jump shot or face-up his defender and take him off the drive – ESPN.com
What is your official height and weight?
DM: 6’8 195 pounds
What position do you see yourself playing in college?
DM:SG and SF
What AAU team are you playing with this year?
Describe your game for coaches and fans who haven’t seen you play yet.
DM: very good at finding people on the break. Slashing and getting to the rim and finishing above people.
What makes you stand out the most from other players you compete against?
DM:I am pretty big for my position and at 6’8 I can play any position on the floor. My ball handling is very good and my sight on the floor is very good also.
What part of your game do you feel like you’ve improved on the most in the last year?
DM:finishing at the rim and creating my own shots.
What aspect of your game are you working the hardest on to improve?
DM: Ball handling, Defense and shooting
What schools have shown strong interest so far?
DM: Arizona state, Northern Arizona, Fresno State, Bosie, Providence, Wright state, Utah, Tulsa, San Diego Aztecs, Cal
Who are some of the college coaches who have made an impression on you and your family?
DM: Arizona State
Do you have a top five to ten schools you’re looking at right now?
DM: Arizona State,Kansas, Cal, Syracuse, Arizona, Ohio, Wichita
What schools have you visited? Do you have any visits planned for the future?
DM: I have visited Kansas, Fresno state, Arizona Antelopes, Stanford, Pepperdine. I plan on visiting Uconn, Syracuse and Arizona this summer.
Would you prefer to play college basketball close to home, or is that not a factor for you?
DM: Not a factor
How hard do you work on your game? How much time do you put in?
DM: I work very hard on it. I get in the gym when ever I can and when I’m not in there I go to the weight room or work on my ball handling at home.
How old were you when you first picked up a basketball?
What things are really important to you when it comes to choosing where to play college basketball?
DM: Surrounded by good people! And knowing I can trust them.
Who are some of the mentors who helped you get to where you are right now?
DM: My Mom
What’s your favorite moment as a basketball player so far?
DM: it’s hard to narrow it down but there are a lot that have been great moments
What are your short term goals as a basketball player?
DM: Every game set a bar and try to reach that bar while making my teammate better.
What are your long term goals?
DM: Go to a good school, get my degree, have a family and work every day so one day I have the chance to make it big!
Do you have a Facebook or Twitter that you’d like to share?
DM: Twitter- @Dono1421
What style of play do you prefer?
DM: I don’t have any certain one but I do like fast pace.
Who’s a player in college basketball or the NBA that you really respect?
DM: Klay Thompson
Do you prefer Nike, adidas, or Under Armour?
DM: Any of these shoes are good with me.
THANK YOU, TO THE MITCHELL FAMILY FOR ALLOWING MMHR TO CONDUCT THIS PLAYERS CORNER INTERVIEW. PLEASE KEEP US INFORMED ON FUTURE RECRUITING NEWS.