We have a new Golden Eagle to discuss.
Stevie Mitchell, a four-star prospect in the Class of 2021, has made his verbal commitment to Marquette and head coach Steve Wojciechowski.
Mitchell is listed as a 6’2”, 165 pound point guard by 247 Sports. Rivals says he’s up to 175 in the weight department, as does ESPN. The 247 Sports Composite ranking — a compilation of various rankings from all across the internets — currently has Mitchell as the #114 prospect in the country. That makes him the #17 point guard prospect in his recruiting class, and the #6 prospect in the state of Pennsylvania. 247’s internal system marks Mitchell as the #124 prospect in the country, and this leads to some weirdness in the subcategories. That makes him still the #17 point guard, but bumps him up to #5 in his state even though he fell nationally. I’d apologize to Gabe Dorsey, the guy taking the L here, but I’m not the one making the rankings.
Rivals has Mitchell as the #77 prospect in the country and the #14 point guard in the recruiting class. ESPN is in line with Rivals and 247’s Composite in rating Mitchell as a four-star prospect, but he’s not in their top 100. His ESPN profile page says that he’s the #19 point guard in 2021 and #5 in Pennsylvania.
Marquette first made an offer to Mitchell back in early December of 2019. Quite honestly, Mitchell has actually dipped in his national profile since then, as the 247 Composite had him at #97 back then. Their internal system ranking him lower than the Composite system assuredly has something to do with his current spot at #114. When he trimmed his list to a top seven including Georgia Tech, Miami, St. Joseph’s, Stanford, Temple, and Villanova in early June, he was #100 exactly in the 247 Composite at the time.
According to this article from the Reading Eagle, Mitchell led his club team in scoring in the summer of 2019 at 25 points per game. As a result, his recruitment blew up, going from no offers to 11 in just a few months. You really should check out that article, as it discusses Mitchell’s drive to improve himself. Here’s a big quote from Philly Pride coach Brandon Williams:
“He’s not super-quick or super-athletic,” Williams said, “but he has a sense of how to get to spots on the floor without effort. Everything with Stevie is at a controlled pace, and he maintains that against (top) competition.
”I love the fact that the moment’s never too big for him. He remains calm and humble. When you’ve got that (demeanor) with talent, that’s when you get a top 100 player.”
In addition to being good at basketball — 22.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.6 steals per game as a junior after leading Wilson in scoring as a freshman and sophomore — Mitchell appears to be a really solid dude, too. Check out this article that talks about the kind of impact he’s having in his community.
As noted earlier, Mitchell is Marquette’s second commitment for 2021 after Kameron Jones. That gives MU two incoming guys in the backcourt, so you’d imagine that the focus for the presumed three remaining available scholarship spots will be for wings and big men. Here’s what the Marquette scholarship situation looks like with Mitchell on board.