Monday, April 9, 2012
Tony Mitchell not leaving UNT for NBA draft
By Tim MacMahon
Forward Tony Mitchell, a first-team All-Sun Belt selection, will be returning for his sophomore season at North Texas.
Mitchell, who had been projected as a fringe first-round NBA draft pick by ESPN.com's Chad Ford, averaged 14.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game as a freshman with the Mean Green.
The Pinkston product, a 6-foot-8, 235-pound forward with a 41-inch vertical leap and 7-foot-4 wingspan, originally signed with Missouri but enrolled at UNT after not qualifying academically. He become eligible to play at UNT after the first semester of the season.