Pflugerville's Deon Mitchell shown below with the Texas D1 Ambassadors
He'd also gotten his first passport and at the beginning of August, Northern Iowa made a 10 day, 5 game tour of Brazil playing several club teams and a professional opponent as well. In addition to hooping in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the UNI players experienced lots of South American culture including a trip to famous Copacabana beach where they played frisbee and football as well as chatted up the local Brazilian beauties. They went 5-0 on the trip, including a nice win versus a top pro team outside of Sao Paulo called A.E. Americana which featured Texas native and former A&M Aggie Jeffrey Addai. On Tuesday Head Coach Ben Jacobson called gushing that Deon was everything and more that they expected him to be when they recruited him to UNI.
Mitchell, shown below signing his National Letter of Intent at Pflugerville HS last November
"Deon played extremely well at the point position! He scored it and ran the show. He has great court vision and feel for the game. We are very confident and happy with him both on and off the floor and look forward to him positively impacting our program from day one! The sky will be the limit fore him as you know and I cannot express how happy we are with where he is right now as a player and how he has conducted himself as a student in the classroom and socially." he led the team in scoring several times; got to the hole when he wanted, hit threes and got his team mates involved.-Coach Ben Johnson
Mitchell getting off the bus in Rio de Janeiro. First the gym, and then the beach!Deon, we are all proud of you and how you represent Pflugerville HS, your family, your community and the Texas D1 Ambassadors. Don't be distracted by those who want you to fail or come back home. Also, don't be swayed by the local schools who are bordering on tampering with your commitment.-Coach Max Ivany