Tony Mitchell is just a freshman, but he is living up to his billing as one of the top 20 prospects in the country coming out of high school.
Mitchell leads the Sun Belt in scoring (15.7), rebounding (9.7), shooting percentage (.627) and blocks (41).
He had a typical night Thursday in leading the Mean Green (14-10, 7-4) to a 68-61 win over Florida International, scoring 17 points with 12 rebounds and four blocks.
FAU coach Mike Jarvis has been impressed by the 6-foot-8, 235-pound Mitchell. “They have the best player in the league. He is a beast. He will be an NBA draft pick,” Jarvis said.
Mitchell does most of his damage close to the basket, but he can shoot from long range, and is 15-of-29 (.517) on three-point shots.
Tipoff is at 7 p.m. at FAU Arena.
-- FAU senior guard Alex Tucker is now FAU’s all-time leader in assists. He had four in Thursday’s 72-71 win over Denver, giving him 507 and passing Ernest Crumbley, who had 505.
-- The FAU women (13-9, 8-3) play North Texas (13-11, 6-5) Saturday at 3 p.m. at FAU Arena.