MWC Wire Top 25 Basketball Countdown: #13 – Matt Mitchell
The SDSU super sophomore checks in at No. 13
MWC Wire Top 25 Countdown: #13 Matt Mitchell
The No. 13 player in the MWC Wire Top 25 Basketball Countdown is San Diego State sophomore guard Matt Mitchell.
Mitchell, a 6-6 wing by the way of Riverside, California, immediately packed a scoring punch to the San Diego State offense as a freshman. Scoring 10.5 points per game and knocking down 49 triples, Mitchell displayed throughout the season why he could quickly develop into one of the top scorers in the conference.
Paired with fellow sophomore Jalen McDaniels and senior guard Devin Watson, Mitchell will headline San Diego State’s three-man offensive attack. Totaling 36 steals in his first season (including a 31-point, six-rebound, three-assist, three-steal outburst against Eastern Illinois), Mitchell is no slouch on the defense end either.
- 13) Matt Mitchell, San Diego State
- 14) Jordan Brown, Nevada
- 15) JaQuan Lyle, New Mexico
- 16) Anthony Mathis, New Mexico
- 17) Braxton Huggins, Fresno State
- 18) Vance Jackson, New Mexico
- 19) Makuach Maluach, New Mexico
- 20) Deion James, Colorado State
- 21) Alex Hobbs, Boise State
- 22) Trey Porter, Nevada
- 23) Zach Haney, Boise State
- 24) Nate Grimes, Fresno State
- 25) Noah Robotham, UNLV
- Honorable mentions
Eli Boettger is the lead basketball writer at Mountain West Wire. He’s covered Mountain West basketball since 2015 and his work has been featured on Bleacher Report, NBC Sports, SB Nation, Yahoo Sports, MSN, and other platforms. Boettger is a current USBWA member.