Joe Howell's photos from Vanderbilt's 73-65 win over Alabama on February 28, 2015, at Memorial Gym.
General: 6'4 point guard who signed with Vanderbilt in the late signing period...Spent his senior season at Oak Hill Academy.
Freshman (2014-15): Played in 31 games and started 11...Averaged 4.3 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game...Scored in double figures in two games and had eight games with five or more assists...Finished with 103 assists on the season, which is tied for second on the Vanderbilt single-season freshman assists list...Had six assists vs. South Dakota State in NIT Second Round...Posted solid 15-minute outing at Saint Mary’s - scored four points, dished out three assists with no turnovers...Tallied a career-high 15 points and dished out career-best eight assists in 46 minutes vs. Yale...Had seven assists vs. Tennessee State...Scored 21 points, had nine rebounds, and five assists in exhibition win over Illinois-Springfield.
High School: Injured for most of his senior campaign at Oak Hill Academy...Spent three seasons playing for Cuthbertson High School, where he averaged 19.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.5 assists and scored over 1,400 points...Named the NCPreps.com 2A Player of the Year in his junior season at Cuthbertson, and was named the Region Player of the Year in the spring of 2013 by the Charlotte Observer.
Personal: Shelton Mitchell...Son of Shelton and April Mitchell..Undeclared on major at Vanderbilt...Has one sister, Alexis (25)...Chose Vanderbilt over Arizona, Connecticut, Wake Forest, North Carolina State, Oregon, Cal, and Missouri...Recipent of the Myer Family Men's Basketball Scholarship...Advice to youngsters: "Be confident."