Here’s the gem I promised. Tony Mitchell, a former Dallas Pinkston standout who was rated 12th in the Class of 2010 by Rivals.com, is in the process of trying to enroll at UNT, a source close to the situation said Wednesday.
Mitchell will be one of the top players ever to sign with the Mean Green if everything works out.
Mitchell will be on campus today, according to the source.
Mitchell was The Dallas Morning News’ All-Area MVP following the 2010-11 season and was recruited heavily by UNT before he signed with Missouri. Mitchell was never admitted to the school and now appears very likely to end up with the Mean Green.
The only potential stag at this point is whether Mitchell will get into UNT.
Mitchell transferred to Dallas Pinkston, where his eligibility status came into question.
Mitchell played his senior season and developed into one of the most highly regarded players in the country.
Nicholas Smith, Mitchell’s coach at Dallas Pinkston, declined to confirm that Mitchell was in the process of enrolling at UNT, but said he would issue a statement on Mitchell and his future today.
UNT has advanced to two of the last four NCAA tournaments and is 16-4 this season heading into a game at Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday.
UNT will lose five key seniors from its roster this season, including two of the top 10 scorers in school history in Josh White and Tristan Thompson. The addition of Mitchell to a highly regarded 2011 signing class could help the Mean Green reload quickly.
UNT signed Jordan Williams, who is rated No. 108 nationally in the Class of 2011 by Rivals.com. He heads a five-man class rated No. 31 nationally by HoopScoopOnline.com.