At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and underrated, and today’s edition will highlight 2024 Mason Mitchell from Northwestern.

South Carolina Top 80 Evaluation:

“Moving onto a player whose stock has continued to trend upward over the recent months, Mason Mitchell. He’s a long, skilled, fairly well-rounded wing prospect with size, athleticism, and scoring prowess. Mitchell is a useful creator, both for himself and others, who can score from all levels, set up others, or find opportunities without the ball in his hands. He’s a solid defender with the length and toughness to consistently make his presence felt. Additionally, Mitchell rebounds well and knows how to apply pressure as a transition threat. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach Staley on Mitchell: “Mason is a long wing that rebounds the ball well. Possesses a solid midrange game with the ability to slash and run the break in transition. Nice touch around the rim.” Mitchell did a lot of things well at camp and should be poised for a highly productive senior season with Northwestern.”

More About His Game:

Mason is one that I believe should be a target for so many, especially with his overall impact on the court, what he provides to his team, and what he does consistently out on the court. Mitchell has a long frame at 6’5 which allows him to be a valuable piece in a variety of ways. He knows how to be a scoring impact from a variety of levels, showing he can step out and show his range, or use his athleticism and frame to finish at the rim or over defenders. But he also competes defensively very well, likes to make his impact felt on the boards, and is an ultimate team-first type of guy who gets others involved. Mitchell consistently fills up the stat sheet, he just seems to be going a bit under the radar. It is time to recognize and take notice though.

On the season at Northwestern, Mitchell led his team in a variety of areas, averaging 13.1ppg, 7.1rpg, 2.0apg, 1.9spg, and 1.3bpg. He is one who can simply have an impact in a variety of areas on the court, will do what is needed when called upon, and works hard on and off the court.