CSU signs Raquan Mitchell to letter of intent

Chad Deutschman

Colorado State men’s basketball has signed guard Raquan Mitchell to a National Letter of Intent, head coach Larry Eustachy announced Tuesday. The Miami, Florida native will join CSU with three years of eligibility remaining in the fall of 2017.

“We are extremely excited about Raquan (Mitchell) signing with us,” Eustachy said in a statement. “For our program and how we play, I feel he’s the best player in junior college.”

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Mitchell is currently attending South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, where the redshirt freshman is averaging 5.3 pointers per game on 44 percent shooting. He began his collegiate career at the University of Memphis, after being a three-star recruit out of Miami Southridge High School.

Mitchell also played football and was on the track and field team at Miami Southridge before joining the basketball team his sophomore year. He played two seasons, averaging 22.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists during his senior campaign, which earned him a spot on the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches/Source Hoops Class 8A All-State third team.

As one of Dade County’s leading scorers his senior year, Mitchell led Miami Southridge to an 18-9 overall record and a 10-2 record in 8A district 16. As a junior he helped the team to a 20-7 record and a playoff run into the Class 8A regional quarterfinals.

On the track team, Mitchell competed in the 100-meter dash and the long and high jumps, setting personal bests of 20-feet 7.5-inches in the long jump and 6-feet 2-inches in the high jump.

The 6-foot 3-inch guard will join five other transfers on the 2017-2018 CSU roster: Kevin Little, Robbie Berwick, Kevin Dorsey, Lorenzo Jenkins and Alex Tarkanian.

Colorado State men’s basketball will be on the courts again Wednesday Nov. 16, as they play host to Fort Lewis. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. MT at Moby Arena.

Collegian sports editor Chad Deutschman can be reached by email at sports@collegian.com or on Twitter @ChadDeutschman