HINESVILLE, Ga. (April 12, 2021) – The community is invited to celebrate Hinesville native and local basketball hero Davion Mitchell this week after his recent NCAA Championship win with the Baylor University Men’s Basketball Team. Recently, Mitchell, who is widely known for playing basketball in the Liberty County School System and the Liberty County Recreation Department, led the Baylor Bears Basketball Team to an 86-70 win over the undefeated Gonzaga University Bulldogs Basketball Team, earning the NCAA Title.
To celebrate this hometown hero, the Liberty County School System, City of Hinesville, Liberty County Commission and other organizations have partnered together to host an event on Thursday, April 15. Beginning at 6 p.m., there will be a motorcade carrying Mitchell and his family from the Paul R. Smith Education Center to Liberty County High School’s Donell Woods Stadium. Residents are encouraged to line the motorcade route in their vehicles and honk their horns and flash their headlights as Mitchell goes by. The motorcade, which will be escorted by the Hinesville Police Department, will culminate at 6:45 p.m. at the stadium.
At 7 p.m., there will be a program on the football field where Mitchell will be presented with a Key to the City and other items of congratulation. Former basketball coaches will also be on hand to share stories of Mitchell growing up. This event, which is open to the public, will follow CDC safety guidelines. Participants will be required to wear face masks and maintain social distancing protocols. Mitchell is a 2017 graduate of Liberty County High School where as a junior he helped lead the Panthers to their first state championship in 2016.
Mitchell was a four-star prospect when he signed to attend Auburn University in 2017. After completion of his freshman season at Auburn, Mitchell transferred to Baylor University.