Tag:Tony Mitchell
Posted on: September 2, 2010 7:40 am
Edited on: September 2, 2010 8:00 am

Missouri's top recruit not enrolled

While we wait on Kansas' Josh Selby and Kentucky's Enes Kanter, we know this: Missouri freshman Tony Mitchell will not play for the Tigers in the fall semester because he wasn't cleared by the NCAA Eligibility Center in time for the start of classes, coach Mike Anderson has announced.

“Tony’s case with the NCAA Eligibility Center remains under review,” Anderson said. “However, with our fall enrollment deadline having passed, he will be unable to join our program at this time."

In other words, Mitchell -- a consensus top 20 recruit from the Class of 2010 -- hasn't quite been ruled ineligible; he's just not eligible yet thanks to multiple red flags about his academic background. Anderson said he's "hopeful" Mitchell will be cleared in time to join Missouri for the spring semester. If not, it's a development that could affect the Tigers' hope of reaching the Final Four in Houston.

Meantime, the status of Selby and Kanter -- two other consensus top 20 recruits -- remains uncertain.

Both are facing amateurism questions from the NCAA.

Posted on: May 24, 2010 12:52 pm

Clip of little Tiger dunking on a bigger Tiger

Phil Pressey and Tony Mitchell will be teammates at Missouri next season.

But that's next season.

This weekend they were on opposing teams in a high school all-star game in Texas, which was unfortunate for Mitchell because Pressey dunked on him pretty hard, then talked about it afterward. Click this link to check it out. And remember that Pressey is 5-8, and that Mitchell is 6-7.
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