October 29, 2013
Mitchell has developed into a star
When a recruit gets tabbed as a sleeper, there's usually a fair amount of uncertainty about how they will develop. Forward Akil Mitchell, on the cusp of his senior season at UVa, has left little doubt.
The 6-foot-8, 235-pound Mitchell is one of the key returnees for a Virginia team that could be the deepest in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Though he averaged just 4.1 points and 4.4 rebounds as a sophomore, he improved dramatically as a junior and raised his averages to 13.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per night on the way to third-team All-ACC honors.
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