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'The new Charles Mitchell' back in shape, standing out for Maryland
'The new Charles Mitchell' back in shape, standing out for Maryland

From the moment Maryland freshman Charles Mitchell emerged as a legitimate Division I prospect a few years ago, the comparisons to another undersized and overweight power forward were pretty obvious. Mitchell had studied Charles Barkley, but mostly he listened to Portland Trail Blazers forward J.J. Hickson, who starred at the same Atlanta-area high school Mitchell later attended. Hickson went off to North Carolina State for one season and was a first-round draft choice of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2008, the year Mitchell started high school. "He always told me, 'Rebounding will take you where you want to go, rebounding will help your team more than you know,'"...

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