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Mitchell, Bears in Final Four
Davion Mitchell
Former Liberty County High School standout Davion Mitchell and the Baylor Bears are in the Final Four. (Photo provided)

If you’ve been following March Madness and you’re from Liberty County then you’ve seen a familiar face on your TV screens playing for the Baylor Bears. Former Liberty County High School basketball player Davion Mitchell and the top seeded Bears made the final four after they defeated Arkansas 81-72 in their Elite Eight game Monday night.

According to Baylor Bear Insider writer Jerry Hill it’s the first Final Four berth in 71 years. The last time the Bears made the Final Four was in 1950 when they defeated BYU.

According to stats posted on the Bears website Mitchell, a junior, in his third year with the Bears after transferring from Auburn where he started and played as a freshman. Mitchell had to sit out his first year at Baylor due to NCAA requirements and played as a redshirt sophomore last year where he was named 2020 Big-12 Newcomer of the Year, All-Big-12 Third Team and All-Defensive Team after starting all 30 games in his debut season.

This year Mitchell has played for 920 minutes, scoring 393 total points, with 55 steals, 10 blocks, 149 assists and 72 total rebounds.

Last season Mitchel started in all 30 games, played for 973 minutes, scoring 297 points, with 44 steals, 11 blocks, 114 assists and 81 total rebounds.

Baylor will face Houston Saturday. Tip-off time is still to be determined, either at 4 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.

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