The Georgia Stars 16U AAU basketball team claimed the 2015 Nike Peach Jam title last week in North Augusta, South Carolina, led primarily by the shooting efforts of Liberty County High School basketball player Davion Mitchell.
The Hardwood sportswriter and basketball-recruiting analyst Steven Barnhart, reporting his pick for the best players from each age group, said Mitchell was “by far, the most explosive player he saw” in his age group.
In his report posted on hardwoodhoopscentral.com, Barnhart said the incoming junior did an excellent job getting to the rim, displayed a willingness to take contact and attacks, used his size and strength and managed to pull up the jumper when needed.
He also said Mitchell was tough to defend and was able to pull off jump shots from mid- and long-range.
“There is a definite swagger in the way he plays the game,” Barnhart wrote.
Mitchell’s AAU season has scored him 12 college offers to date. That is quite a difference when measured against his interview with Brian Snow in February 2015 for Scout Hoops.
“I don’t have any offers yet,” Mitchell told Snow at that time.
According to rivals.com, Mitchell has offers from Auburn, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Florida, Florida International, Georgia, Louisville, Memphis, Southern Methodist, Tennessee, Tulane and Wake Forest.
Mitchell is ranked No. 50 on ESPN’s list of the top 60 players of the Class of 2017. He is listed as the fifth-best point guard in Georgia and the 10th-best point guard in the nation.