Tuesday afternoon notes (twas the night before the end of the signing period)

The signing period for basketball ends tomorrow and both the UNT men’s and women’s teams have spots left to give.

Both teams have already picked up some pretty good players. Greg Wesley was a steal for the UNT men in the early period, as was Candice Adams for the UNT women.

Word is UNT women’s head coach Mike Petersen is ready to pull a rabbit out of his hat on the last day of the period.

No matter what happens, don’t forget that there is always hope for an additional player or two to jump on board before the start of school in the fall.

UNT has a history of signees coming out of nowhere. It was just a few years ago that I was standing around sweating like a pig in the middle of August during two-a-days when Johnny Jones walked by with a rather tall looking fellow.

Turned out it was Kedrick Hogans.

Moral of the story?

Don’t discount the possibility that something works out for UNT in the end.

And yes, I still think it would do UNT a whole lot of good to find some post help now that Zach Peters has decided to head to Arizona.

While we are talking basketball, the NBA pre-draft workouts begin tomorrow. Tony Mitchell will be among the players working out and could really help his cause over the next few days.

It wouldn’t surprise me in the least to see him really excel.

I saw Mitchell go off for 34 points and 16 rebounds at South Alabama and 22 and 21 against Florida Atlantic. This past year was a struggle for Mitchell at times, but he still went for 29 points and 15 rebounds in a game against Troy.

Mitchell is just that good and he won’t be the focal point for defenses any longer. He can play to his strengths, and they are considerable.

His abilities as a rebounder and defensive player should really help him. He’s playing for a job now. He should have plenty of motivation.

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