Friday, January 7, 2011
Mitchell Making A Statement
In one of our season previews we stated that we were looking for the new “King Of New York”. Apparently Donovan Mitchell from The City is stepping up from the crown. During Gauchos Roundball Coach Arjay Perovic witnessed his unique skills first hand, “In the semifinal against the Gauchos 15U he had 20+ points, multiple assists and steals and rebounds. He was the best player on the floor and put on a show. He was in what we like to the refer to as the “Spida zone” where he makes the opposition feel as though his team is playing with six players on offense and defense” said Perovic.
Two years ago I predicted Mitchell would be the next special player coming from the Big Apple and Coach Perovic explains why. “Offensively, his first step is lethal; he elevates over defenders on his shot and makes athletic finishes in traffic. He is also one of the most exciting players to watch in the open floor. When you combine his speed and ball handling/ passing ability on the open court he becomes a nightmare for other opponents. Defensively, his length helps him crowd opponents and in any defensive pressure package he causes havoc. The best part of his game might be his passing ability, he sees things before they happen and with his arm strength can deliver the ball anywhere on the floor” Perovic finished.
Next year Donovan should make some high school coach in the Empire State very happy and Coach Perovic seems confident about his future. He stated “The sky’s the limit for Donovan. Currently standing at 6’1 with a size 16 shoe makes his potential sky high. He has a great work ethic and continues to improve every time I see him. It’s still too early to tell but he constantly shows flashes of brilliance on the basketball court”.
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