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Old 09-01-2010, 07:57 PM   #1
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Default Final scholy filled for 2011---Deon Mitchell

We've got a Panther basketball commit. More to come tonight...
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Per Twitter

@ny2lasports: Northern Iowa has landed 2011 Point Guard Deon Mitchell of Texas.
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And per Rivals

http://texashoops.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1120692
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Not a lot of info on him with a quick search. The "best" profile I found of him was from NYTOLA

http://www.ny2lasports.com/player_de...?playerid=2616
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This guy has visited UNI recently. He's a top 25 recruit in Texas HS. To give you an idea how good Texas HS bball is, the guy just in front of Deon on the rankings is going to Memphis. Pretty solid. From what I have read and heard over the past month or so since it was reported in 'The Den' that UNI was interested in him, is that he's a smooth PG who has a sturdy body, a good 3 point shot, and can get to the rim. He's a good passer. Will be an impact player at UNI from Day 1. Will challenge for PG spot as a freshman...
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Great news! We just keep rolling along.


How did we get this kid? As in, what is our connection to the state of Texas? That is uncharted territory for us.
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Great news! We just keep rolling along.


How did we get this kid? As in, what is our connection to the state of Texas? That is uncharted territory for us.
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Fantastic news and post of the year.
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Wow! This makes my day. Go Panthers!
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:16 PM   #13
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It would be nice if this kid was a HUGE hit for us and make some noise on the national level to peek more interest from Texas boys. It would also be nice to open up more possibilities down there as the years go by...no pressure kid. Good luck to him. I like the little news I've heard. So excited about UNI basketball's future!!!
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What a great class we have coming in next year.

Here is some texas rankings I found on Yahoo, btw. Ranked 23rd here.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/texashoops/f...ings/rank-2335
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His offers were from MULTIPLE BCS schools, FYI.
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http://texasbasketballinc.blogspot.c...alty-camp.html

"Below: 2011 G Deon Mitchell of Pflugerville, the "Baby Faced Assassin" has already received an offer from Marquette. Great things lie ahead for the guard with the sweet shot, deadly crossover and great body control when finishing at the rim with either hand."

Has some pictures of him also.
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Ben Johnson strikes again.
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Sounds like a great get!

btw, when was the last time UNI had someone from a state not Iowa or a state directly bordering it? I know Bazoukas (sp) commited but never came. Anyone since our last foreign player?
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I think you have to go back to Michael Robinson (?)---the PG from Topeka, Kansas. That's not the right name, I just can't think of it off the top of my head. He was here Mac's last year. Before him, Atila Santos, Vince Polakovic, Adam Jacobson and Jon Godfread (No Dakota), Eric Smith-Will Hagans-Trey Austin-Damon Gregory (Texas), Keyonn Tutt (Kentucky), Andre Clarke (Brooklyn), Booker Warren (can't remember where home was for him), Javori Wilson (Florida). Those are the last decade worth of players off the top of my head...can't think of anyone else.
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Sounds like a great recruit. Love the name too..."Baby face assassin".

Now, how does this PG from day 1 conflict with our other potential PG Lyle from KCity?

Baby face takes the spot that Gibbs chose against. Can't wait to see how those two play out over the next couple years.

Man, we are heavy with guards.
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I wondered the same thing about Lyle and Mitchell.

Especially since Mitchell has said the coaches are going to/want to put the ball in his hands from day one.
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I think Coach Jake loves recruiting point guards. Ali, Sonnen, Moran all found minutes. When reading about Lyle on ESPN recruiting it sounds like he's more of a wing.
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I think Coach Jake loves recruiting point guards.
Bingo. Who wouldn't want more guys who can handle the ball! I like to compare recruiting PG's in bball to recruiting QB's in football. All these guys are smart in their sport and know how to make the players around them better.

Count me in for one who is extremely excited about the future of UNI Basketball!
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Sounds like a great recruit. Love the name too..."Baby face assassin".

Now, how does this PG from day 1 conflict with our other potential PG Lyle from KCity?

Baby face takes the spot that Gibbs chose against. Can't wait to see how those two play out over the next couple years.

Man, we are heavy with guards.
Lyle is more of a wing in college (most likely). He's similar to that of John Little. Lock down defender, able to create, but can also hit the open shot. He's smooth and his PG background will allow him to earn good minutes, as Jake likes guys who value the basketball.

Someone else is right in that Jake likes his PG's. The year where Josten had to be the main PG b/c Kwadzo went down and Culliver was off the team 2 weeks into the school year really was an eye opener to most fans how important it is to have quality PG's who handle the rock well. Josten did admirably, and I believe Haak filled in nicely as well, but there were some limitations. From that time on, he's found guards to bring in that were former PG's. Moran, Sonnen, Ali, Lyle, Mitchell, Morrison, and I think even Anthony James did some PG in HS too.
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Awesome get! I hope he pans out for us, and develops a connection for us down in the Texas market.

I'm extremely happy with this recruiting class... can't wait to see how they do on the floor.
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I loved this quote "Deon Mitchell is one of those rare guys that not only combines character with superior ability, but he also maintains an air of being humble at the same time. As a combo PG he can get to the rack at will or shoot it unconsciouly from deep. Mitchell has a killer crossover that's as good as anyone in Texas. With all these scoring tools at his disposal, Mitchell still prefers to find the open man and make others look good. Once he learns to defend with intensity on every play, who knows what accolades he'll pile up in the Missouri Valley Conference.-Max Ivany"


FYI Pflugerville TX is a suburb of Austin. Big time basketball no doubt.
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"Big props go to Northern Iowa Assistant Coach Ben Johnson who did a heck of a job recruiting Deon. He said he wanted to get into Texas, and they did in a BIG way with the Texas D1 Ambassadors. Don't be shocked to see them nab another player or two out of the Lone Star State in the near future."
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"Don't be shocked to see them nab another player or two out of the Lone Star State in the near future."
Agreed. Coach Johnson did an amazing job, hopefully to produce benefits in the future!
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The article doesn't say it but he also had an offer from UTSA. I am not sure if Baylor offerred but they showed interest. SMU was probably going to offer. Sometimes the Texas kids are not as well knownin other parts of the country. This is a good pickup by the UNI team.
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Added to the commitment list on ESPN. No ranking yet for him or Seth Tuttle.
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i just read an article on rivals that stated that Deon has an Arizona offer as well.
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I sure am glad he had a summer visit to UNI versus a fall/winter trip. That would have been a shocker, especially if it were a cold winter day. Congrats to Jake and the recruiting staff...keep em coming guys, good work!!!
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