As smooth as a baby’s booty. That’s what we think of when watching Matt Mitchell from Eastvale (CA) Roosevelt play the game of basketball. If there was any NBA comparison than it would have to be of NBA legend Mark Aguirre. We don’t just like this young man’s game, we love it and think he will become a major stud at Cal State Fullerton and land on the radar of NBA scouts. The 6’6 215 lbs shooting guards’ game is so versatile – showing the ability to handle the rock, run the floor, hit from all levels of the court, finish in traffic and round the rim, and has that killer instinct and basketball IQ you just don’t see too often. He lives under the shadow of cal commit Jemarl Baker but is quietly making a name for himself and showing all college scouts that they missed out on a true thoroughbred.
Here’s some highlights of this young man as he leads his team in scoring on opening day of The Class @ Damian tournament hosted by Head Coach Mike Leduc and Damian High School. It was a night when his performance was overshadowed by his teammate Jemarl Baker, who dropped 8 three’s for long range. We don’t want to jinx this young man and put any pressure on him but we like what we see from Matt and feel as though he will land on the plate of an NBA team in a few years to come.
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