Donovan Mitchell named breakout player for 2016-17

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Jon Rothstein is a College Basketball Insider for CBS Sports and the FanRag Sports Network. He also is a host of the College Hoops Today podcast and an AP voter. He released his list of 20 breakout players for the upcoming hoops season, and Louisville’s Donovan Mitchell made the list. He also tweeted that he could have included Deng Adel on the list. Here is what he said about Mitchell.

Donovan Mitchell, Louisville: Rick Pitino plans to play as fast as he’s ever played this season and that should benefit the skill sets of Mitchell. A freak athlete at 6-3, Mitchell is at his best when the game is high octane and fast paced. After averaging 7.3 points last year as a freshman, this kid should break into double-figures with ease in 16-17.


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