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Former Saint Tommy Mitchell Signs To Play in Ukraine

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Update: 12/3/13 BC Kyiv has waived Tommy Mitchell after 3 games despite him scoring 12 points with 5 rebounds and 5 assists in his premier.

Former Siena Saint Tommy Mitchell has signed a deal to continue his professional career in the Ukrainian Superleague. The 31-year old 6’3” guard will play for BC Kyiv based in Kiev and will compete in the same league as  former Saint Ronald Moore who is currently with Cherkasy.

At the end of 2011, Mitchell spent time in camp with the Golden State Warriors of the NBA with fellow former Siena Saint Edwin Ubiles. Now in his 9th professional season, Mitchell previously played with the Quebec Kebs and the Halifax Rainmen of the Canadian NBL along with Canadian teams Montreal M. and the Saint John Mill Rats. The Tyler Texas native also competed professionally in Finland, Singapore and Mexico.

Among other achievements Mitchell’s team was regular season runner-up in PBL in 2011. He also received an All-ABA 2nd Team award back in 2008.

Mitchell’s game is described as:  “A PG who can score a lot. He is a true knock down three point shooter”.

Tommy Mitchell played for the Saints from 2001-2005. During his freshman year he was a part of the Saints squad that shocked the MAAC, winning the conference tournament and automatic bid to the NCAA tournament despite entering the tourney as a weak 7 seed on a 3 game losing streak. The team went on to defeat Alcorn State in the opening game of the NCAA tournament before bowing out to 1 seed Maryland. The following year Mitchell and the Saints won 2 NIT games, defeating Villanova and Western Michigan before falling to UAB. For his career Mitchell scored 1,115 points, 25th all-time DI. His best season was 2002-03 when he averaged 13.6 ppg, accumulating 434 total points. Mitchell ranks as one of the top distributors in Saints history as well. He totaled 226 assists, 21st all time, in his four seasons at Siena.

 

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