NBA Draft

Davion Mitchell

Scouting Report

OVERVIEW
Mitchell helped lead Baylor to a national championship in 2020 with great production on both ends of the court. He set career highs with 14 points and 5.5 assists per game, boosted his shooting to 51.1 percent overall and 44.7 percent from long distance, and showed no sign of fatigue as he averaged 33 minutes per game. Oh, and he won the Defensive Player of the Year award while guarding multiple positions.
ANALYSIS
Positives: Mitchell's strengths should start with his tenacious approach on defense, which should translate well to the next level. He does not have ideal size but he can pester opposing guards with an attacking style that is not prone to slump. His offensive improvements in 2020 also offer a glimpse at what he can provide going forward. He's fast, creative and can be trusted to make the right pass for any team needing help at the point guard position.
Negatives: At 22, Mitchell is older than the high-end prospects in this year's draft class. At 6-2, he's on the small side in terms of a future NBA player. Maybe he is not the highest-ceiling draft candidate, but there is something to be said for a high floor when a team is picking in the 10-20 range.
--Field Level Media


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