Mitchell Twins picks Arkansas Basketball

FAYETTEVILLE – Makhel (6-10, 245) and Makhi (6-9, 230) Mitchell, twins who played on Rhode Island last season, have signed on to Arkansas men’s basketball program, Razorback head coach Eric Musselman announced. (Note: first names are pronounced Ma-kale and Ma-KAI.)

Mitchells ranked 1-2 in both goals, rebounds and blocked shots for the Rams last season, combined with an average of 20.3 points, 12.9 rebounds and 3.8 blocked shots per game. In fact, the duo helped Rhode Island finish fourth in the NCAA in blocked shots.

Makhel led the URI with 10.7 ppg and 74 blocked shots, ranking 25th in the NCAA with 2.39 blocks per. match while averaging 5.6 rebounds. Makhi led the Rams with 7.3 rebounds per game, while finishing second in scoring (9.9) and blocking shots (43).

The Mitchell brothers began their careers in Maryland and stayed only one semester (2019) before moving to Rhode Island. They played two seasons with the Rams (2020-21 and 2021-22), and each has two seasons left of eligibility.

Musselman has previously been successful when he signed transfer twins, as Caleb and Cody Martin had a fantastic career in Nevada and are now in their third year playing in the NBA – Caleb with the Miami Heat and Cody with the Charlotte Hornets.

Makhel Mitchell
F / C, 6-10, 245
Washington, DC / Woodrow Wilson HS

2021-22 (Jr. on Rhode Island)

  • Led the team in goals (10.7) and blocked shots (74) while finishing second in rebounds (5.6)
  • Leaded Atlantic 10 – and ranked No. 25 in the NCAA – in blocked shots (2.39)
  • Recorded his fourth career double-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks at VCU (2/8)
  • Had a season-high 20 points along with six boards and three blocked shots against Tulsa (12/20)
  • Matched his season high with 20 points left with five rebounds and four blocked shots in Massachusetts (1/15)
  • Set career high with eight blocked shots, with eight points and seven rebounds, against Boston College (11/17)
  • Had 13 points, nine rebounds, four blocks and three steals at Fordham (2/2)
  • Had 10 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots against Richmond (1/25)
  • Scored 11 points, snatched seven rebounds, blocked six shots and had two assists against George Washington (1/22)
  • Scored 19 points, grabbed five rebounds and had two assists with two blocked shots on Davidson (1/8)
  • Scored 17 points, snatched seven rebounds and blocked five shots against Bryant (11/12)

2020-21 (ie on Rhode Island)

  • Started 23 of the 25 matches he played
  • Averages 9.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game
  • Leading teams with 42 blocked shots, ranking fourth in the A-10 and 51st in the NCAA with an average of 1.68
  • Had three double-doubles including 16 points and a career-high 12 rebounds against Dayton (2/18); 16 points and a then-career-high 11 rebounds at Duquesne (1/20); 14 points and 10 rebounds against George Mason (1/16).,. His first and second careers double-double came in back-to-back fights
  • Scored career high 23 points and had six rebounds in Massachusetts (1/13)
  • Scored 14 points, snatched eight rebounds and blocked two shots on George Washington (2/21)
  • Scored 10 points and snatched eight rebounds in Saint Louis (2/10)
  • Had 13 points and a season-high five blocked shots against Massachusetts (2/6)
  • Scored 10 points, snatched seven rebounds, delivered three assists and blocked three shots against VCU (2/3)
  • Had 12 points, six rebounds and a block at Dayton (1/30)
  • Scored 11 points, had four rebounds and blocked two shots on La Salle (1/27)
  • Scored 15 points with eight rebounds against Saint Joseph’s (1/3)
  • Scored 12 points, snatched six rebounds, blocked two shots and had two steals against Davidson (12/18)
  • Got his first career start and had 11 points and four blocks against South Florida (11/28)

2019-20 (Fr. in Maryland)

  • Appeared in 10 matches as a reserve
  • Averages 1.0 points and 1.3 rebounds in 6.8 minutes per game. match
  • Blocked three shots at Seton Hall (12/19)
  • Made his collegiate debut against Holy Cross, where he scored two points and snatched two rebounds (11/5)

High school

  • Rated a 4-star recruit via Rivals and a 3-star recruit via ESPN and 247
  • Ranked No. 18 center in the 2019 recruitment class via Rivals
  • Ranked No. 107 playing nationally via Rivals
  • Ranked # 3 in Washington, DC via 247
  • Played a national program with Montverde Academy (Fla.) In 2017-18
  • Played for DC Premier on the AAU circuit
  • Won the International Youth Basketball Spectacular with the Montverde Academy
  • Coached by Woodrow Wilson by Angelo Hernandez
  • Played AAU for DC Premier coach John Perry

Makhi Mitchell
F / C, 6-9, 230
Washington, DC / Woodrow Wilson HS

2021-22 (Jr. on Rhode Island)

  • Led Rhode Island with 7.3 rebounds per game. match while finishing second on the team in points (9.9) and blocked shots (1.39)
  • In addition, placed ninth in Atlantic-10 in rebounding and 10th in blocked shots … Also placed in sixth place in A-10 (88th in the NCAA) in defensive rebounds per. camp (5.65)
  • Total seven double-doubles to place sixth in the A-10.
  • Had the first double-double of the year with 13 points and a career high of 18 rebounds against Bryant (11/12)
  • Double-double # 2 of the year included 10 points and 12 rebounds against Georgia State (27/11)
  • Got his third double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in Milwaukee (12/13)
  • Recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds at Dayton (1/28)
  • Had his fifth double-double of the year and got 13 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and four blocks against Massachusetts (2/5)
  • Pumped 16 points in with 11 rebounds vs. Davison (2/12) to collect his sixth double-double
  • Double-double # 7 contained 13 points and 11 rebounds on George Washington (2/19)
  • Pull down 12 rebounds with nine points, two blocked shots and two steals against Richmond (1/25)
  • Took 10 rebounds, scored four points and had two steals against George Washington (1/22)
  • Awarded a career-high eight assists to go with seven points, four rebounds and two blocks in Massachusetts (1/15)
  • Scored 19 points, snatched eight rebounds and blocked two shots against American International (1/2)

2020-21 (ie on Rhode Island)

  • Appeared in seven games, with two starts, before suffering a season-ending knee injury in Western Kentucky (12/13)
  • Averages 5.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game
  • Recorded his first career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds against Seton Hall (12/2)
  • Made career-best seven penalty throws (on eight attempts) versus South Florida (11/28)

2019-20 (Fr. in Maryland)

  • Appeared in 12 matches and got five starts
  • Average 3.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in 9.3 minutes per game. match
  • Had a season-high 12 points and eight rebounds against George Mason (11/22)
  • Made his collegiate debut where he scored six points and snatched three rebounds against Holy Cross (Nov. 5)

High school

  • Rated a 4-star recruit via 247, ESPN and Rivals
  • Ranked # 2 in Washington, DC via 247
  • Ranked # 11 center nationally via Rivals
  • Ranked as No. 52 player overall via Rivals
  • Ranked No. 64 in ESPN’s Top 100
  • Named Defender of the Year by the Armor Association in August
  • Led UAA in blocks
  • Won International Youth Basketball Spectacular with Montverde Academy (Fla.), Scored 20 points and snatched 16 rebounds
  • Coached by Woodrow Wilson by Angelo Hernandez
  • Played AAU for DC Premier coach John Perry

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