Class of 2019 Jordan Mitchell (6’7 200lb Montverde Academy) has been a name that has been heating up this spring. Mitchell plays for the All-Ohio Red squad in the EYBL circuit who has put themselves in a great position heading into the Peach Jam. Mitchell caught up with GatorCountry.com to talk about the Peach Jam and his recruiting process.
Getting out in the open court and making plays in transition is a strength that stands out when watching Mitchell play.
“My style of play is I like to get out and run in transition,” Mitchell said. “My strengths are I can do whatever you need me to do on the floor like attacking the rim and creating opportunities for guys to have open shots. Things I need to work on is getting stronger and improving quickness and explosiveness.”
The impressive play from Mitchell this spring has helped his All-Ohio Red team grab a top 4 seed in the Peach Jam.
“The AAU season has been going good,” he said. “We are one of the top 4 seeds for the Peach Jam with a record of 13-3. I’m excited to keep playing and getting better. I think that I’ve been playing really good.”
Mitchell will play for perennial powerhouse Montverde Academy(FL) this season. Mitchell is eager to make an impact from the get go and help lead the program to another championship.
“My upcoming goal for this next upcoming season is to help Montverde Academy get its 4th National Championship this year,” Mitchell said. “I am also looking to play to the best of my ability every game and do what I can to help my team.”
Florida is one of the schools that is involved in the recruitment of Mitchell. Mitchell loves the Gator’s style of play and hopes to visit Gainesville soon to check things out.
“I haven’t met anyone personally yet from the coaching staff, but I will be going on a visit soon to become more comfortable with the coaching staff,” he said. “I like the style of play a lot and they recruit a lot of long guys that defend well and play well on both ends of the floor. One thing that stands out to me is the team’s togetherness. You can see it when you watch them on Tv. It really looks like a great brotherhood. I also love the way they play in transition.”
Mitchell has no leaders right now and looks to take his time with his decision and get to know the coaching staffs of the schools recruiting him.
“West Virginia, Kansas, Indiana, OSU, Xavier, Florida, Michigan, Iowa, and some others I can’t think of right now are recruiting me hard,” Mitchell said. “They all have the same effect on me right now.”