Top 50 Boys Hoops: #13 Mitchell Wilson

Because of the fact that Columbia City has spent the last several years not challenge for the Northeast 8 title, it is possible that Mitchell Wilson has slipped through the cracks to the casual area basketball fan. That should change immediately as Wilson has asserted himself as one of the most multi dimensional players in the area since his freshman season.

Each year, Wilson has raised the bar to become a better overall talent. An umtempo style that he possesses keeps the pressure on the defense in a league that also has gotten increasingly more athletic each passing season. He is able to read defenses like a point guard and makes the correct decision with the ball most of the time because he just takes care of the basketball. His 4.5 rebound, 2.7 assist and two steal per game averages are keen indications that Wilson knows how to play basketball at every level very well.

Offensively, he is a juggernaut that can make the argument that he is the best scorer in the NE8 for his senior season in 2019-2020. Wilson averaged 21 points per game last year while shooting 43 percent from the field, including 60 percent from three point range while also hitting 82 percent of his free throws. Not once last season did Wilson hit single digits in scoring, going above 30 points on three different occasions. Wilson can score any way he wants and has the tenacity to do just that.

“Mitchell has been our ‘do everything’ guy. We have depended on him to handle the basketball, score from all levels, guard the other team’s best player and lead our team.  With all those expectations, he continues to answer the bell,” says Columbia City coach Brett Eberly. “Mitchell is a great teammate; he never misses a workout or lifting session and brings enthusiasm, competitiveness and a positive attitude to every practice. My fear is that our fans don’t truly appreciate how good this kid is and what he means to the program and where he belongs in the conversation of great players that have played at Columbia City.”

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