CP War Hawks wrote:Davion Mitchell would be incredible behind Trae. He's destined to be picked a few spots in latter parts of the lotto.
Yeah. That young man has been very impressive all season and especially this tourney.
The AthleticSam Vecenie wrote:Davion Mitchell, G, Baylor (No. 11):
...I don’t think there has been a more improved player across the country this season than Mitchell. Honestly, given the intel on him, it makes sense. Baylor’s staff has been universally complimentary of Mitchell for the entire time he’s been there, noting how elite his work ethic is. He just doesn’t stop working to get better. Ultimately, the result is that he’s the best player on the second-best team in America. He’s on his way to winning the national Defensive Player of the Year award, a genuinely elite point-of-attack disruptor who will make an impact as a defender in the NBA from Day 1. But I think his offense has gone underrated. The shooting improvement has gotten plaudits, but I’m still somewhat skeptical of that.
What I’m not skeptical of is his athletic burst. He can get into the paint and attack the basket with ease. Now, he’s not an awesome finisher and will need to work on his craft there to reach his ceiling. But Mitchell is the kind of two-way player who is still on an upward trajectory that also fits squarely into an important role in the NBA as a point guard who can defend and play both with or without the ball. This is just such an easy role fit, and I wouldn’t be so quick as to dismiss upside beyond just being a complementary player.