Missouri soon-to-be freshman basketball player Tony Mitchell was named to the 2010 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team, according to a press release.â†µ
Mitchell is one of 12 players on the team and one of 11 high school players. He'll be coached by another Big 12 coach, Oklahoma's Jeff Capel.â†µ
"I think it's a tremendous accomplishment as Tony continues his career," Head Coach Mike Anderson said. "I know Coach Capel is excited about him being on the team and I received a text from Jeff earlier congratulating Tony. It's a tremendous honor to represent your country and it's one Tony and his family are looking forward to."â†µ
Team USA before Team Tigers? Not bad.