Darrel

Mitchell

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#22

Guard
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 178lbs.
Class: Senior
City/State: St. Martinville, La.
High School: St. Martinville HS
Experience: 4 Letters

Bio

Updated 4/11/06

2006 NABC All-District 8 First Team
2006 All-SEC First Team (Coaches)
2006 All-SEC Second Team (AP)
2006 SEC Player of the Week (11/28, 1/30)
2006 LSWA Player of the Week (1/23, 1/30)
2006 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2005 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2005 LSU Louisiana Classic All-Tournament
2005 LSWA Player of the Week, 1/18
2004 Third Team All-Louisiana

SENIOR SEASON (2005-06)
Three times made game-winning shots in the final seconds for the Tigers -- vs. West Virginia (11/26), Arkansas (2/8) and in the NCAA Tournament second round game against Texas A&M, when he stepped back and hit a trey with 3.9 seconds remaining in 58-57 victory ... Finished career as all-time leader in three-point field goals at LSU with 258 ... Six 20-point games vs. SEC teams -- Georgia (1/25), 24 points; At Ole Miss (1/28), 28 points; Auburn (2/1), 27 points; Arkansas (2/8), 27 points; Vandy (2/22), 21 points; Florida (3/11, SECTSF), 21 points ... Mitchell's three consecutive 20-point games in SEC play against Georgia, Ole Miss and Auburn was the first time a Tiger has done that since Maurice Carter in January 1997 ... Mitchell had 33 double figure scoring games and 84 in his LSU career ... He started in his last 83 games at LSU ... In the West Virginia game (11/26), Mitchell became the 35th player in LSU history to score 1,000 career points ... He finished with 1,569 points, 10th best all-time ... Averaged 16.8 points per game (4th in the SEC), 4.44 assists (5th in the SEC), 1.94 steals (6th in SEC), posted a free throw percentage of 75.8 percent (122-of-161, 6th in the SEC) and a three-point percentage of 39.4 percent (82-of-208, 6th in the SEC) ... He averaged 36.72 minutes per game, second in the league, with an assist/turnover ratio of 1.62 (7th in the SEC) ... Mitchell finished sixth in LSU career three point percentage (39.6% -- 258-of-651), fourth in career steals (219), seventh in career assists (367) and fourth in minutes played (3,891) ... Mitchell's 82 three-pointers ranked fourth for a single LSU season and his 160 assists was seventh best ... Mitchell concluded his career by playing 1,322 minutes his senior year, third most at LSU.

JUNIOR SEASON (2004-05)
Mitchell had his best scoring season as a Tiger as he started all 30 games, averaging 13.1 points per game, 2.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists ... Mitchell in one two game stretch against South Carolina (1-12) and Ohio State (1-15) scored a combined 50 points (18 vs. South Carolina, a career high 32 against Ohio State) ... In the two games, Mitchell played 84 minutes, hit 14-of-24 field goals, including 9-of-15 treys and 13-of-15 at the free throw line ... In the Ohio State win, he became the 34th LSU player since 1967 to score at least 30 in one game ... Had four 20-plus point games, including 20 in the win over nationally-ranked Mississippi State (1-29) ... Made 67 treys for the second straight year, equaling the eighth-most for a single season at LSU ... Finished the year, 19th in the league in scoring, third in free throw percentage (77-of-91, 84.6 percent), ninth in 3-point FGs made per game (2.23) and sixth in steals (1.80 spg) ... Had an assists to turnover ratio of 1.4 ... 21 games in double figures, 52 for his career.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2003-04)
Started 17-of-29 games, including the last 12 ... Averaged 30.5 minutes per game, 11.9 points per game, 2.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.7 steals per game ... After shooting 42.4 percent from the three-point arc as a freshman, came back to shoot 41.9 percent as a sophomore with 61 more attempts ... Made 67 treys, eighth best in a single season at LSU and his 109 career goals makes him one of just 10 players at LSU to have made 100 career treys ... In his 12 starts to close the season, he had nine double-figure scoring games and made 37 treys ... Against Tennessee (2-4), a lot of his numbers represented career totals, hitting eight-of-11 field-goal attempts, including six-of-nine treys (a career number for makes) as part of a career scoring night of 22 points ... The make the night even better, Mitchell had eight assists and no turnovers ... 20 double-figure scoring games ... Eighth in the league in steals average ... Second in the league in three-point field goal percentage (67-of-160, 41.9 percent) ... 19th in the league in league game scoring at 13.2 ppg ... Led the SEC in the 16-game league schedule from the arc, hitting 47.9 percent, 45-of-94.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2002-03)
Mitchell finished his first season at LSU by playing in all 32 games, averaging 7.0 ppg and 2.2 rpg along with 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals ... Came off the bench in all games to still average 19.8 minutes per game ... Hit 42.4 percent of his three-point attempts (42-of-99) and 73.2 percent from the free-throw line ... Scoring average finished eighth in the league among freshmen ... In the Auburn game (2-26), he helped pace LSU's 16 three-pointers, tying the school record, hitting five-of-five from outside the arc ... Helped LSU conclude an 8-8 season in the league by hitting all three three-point attempts in the March 8 regular season finale against Alabama ... Had 11 games in double figures with best efforts of 19 in the Auburn win (2-26) and six games with 12 points (McNeese State-12-7, Prairie View-12-17, Tulane-12-28, Mississippi State-1-11, Ole Miss-1-18 and South Carolina-2-5) ... Played 20 or more minutes in 20 games ... Best rebounding game was six in opener against Nicholls State (11-22) ... Had seven assists at Alabama (2-1) ... Only failed to score twice (Delaware State-12-3, Florida-1-28).

PRIOR TO LSU
Named Mr. Basketball by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association after the 2001-02 season ... Helped his St. Martinville team to the 2002 Class 4A State Championship ... Coached by his father, Darrel Mitchell, Sr. ... Both chosen to participate as player-coach in the state high school all-star game played in July 2002 at the Maravich Center ... Scored more than 2,000 career points ... Averaged 24.6 points per game his senior season, 3.3 assists, 2.9 steals and 3.1 rebounds per game ... Also was a long jumper on the track team and a backup quarterback on the football team ... St. Martinville basketball team won District Championships in 2001 and 2002 ... Named the Gatorade Player of the Year, LHSAA all-state, Top 28 MVP, District MVP and Class 4A MVP.

PERSONAL
Full name is Darrel Joseph Mitchell, Jr. ... Born on May 3, 1984, in New Iberia, La. ... Right-handed ... Honor graduate at St. Martinville ... Parents are Darrel Joseph Mitchell, Sr., and Valarie Mitchell ... One younger brother, Jelani, and one older sister, Kristy ... In choosing LSU said he "liked the togetherness and relationship of players and coaches. It was just like my high school team." ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Favorite foods are pizza and burgers ... Favorite actors include Adam Sandler, Wesley Snipes and Martin Lawrence.

Mitchell's Top 10 Scoring Games
1. 32 -- vs. Ohio State, 1-15-05
2. 28 -- vs. Ole Miss, 1-28-06
3. 27 -- vs. Arkansas, 2-8-06
3. 27 -- vs. Auburn, 2-1-06
5. 26 -- vs. West Virginia, 11-26-05
6. 25 -- vs. Houston, 11-29-05
7. 24 -- vs. Georgia, 1-25-06
8. 22 -- vs. Northern Iowa, 12-19-05
8. 22 -- vs. Tennessee, 2-4-04
10. 21 -- three times

Career Highs
Points -- 32, vs. Ohio State, 1-15-05
Rebounds -- 7, four times
Field Goals Made -- 10, vs. Arkansas, 2-8-06
Field Goal Attempts -- 17, twice
3 PT FG Made -- 6, twice
3 PT FG Att. -- 10, twice
Free Throws Made -- 12, vs. Ohio State, 1-15-05
Free Throws Att. -- 13, vs. Ohio State, 1-15-05
Assists -- 9, vs. Nicholls State, 11-21-05
Blocks -- 2, vs. Ole Miss, 3-3-04
Steals -- 6, vs. McNeese State, 12-10-05
Minutes Played -- 46, vs. Ohio State, 1-15-05

Mitchell's Year-by-Year Stats

Year
G-GS
Min/Avg
FG-A
Pct
3FG-A
PCT
FT-A
PCT
REB
AVG
F-DQ
A
TO
BL
ST
PT-AVG
02-03
32-0
635/19.8
71-172
.413
42-99
.424
41-56
.732
70
2.2
67-1
56
39
6
45
225/7.0
03-04
29-17
884/30.5
115-279
.412
67-160
.419
49-69
.710
81
2.8
73-1
63
41
3
50
346/11.9
04-05
30-30
1050/35.0
125-312
.401
67-184
.364
77-91
.846
79
2.6
83-1
88
65
5
43
394/13.1

05-06

36-36

1322/36.7

200-459

.436

82-208

.394

122-161

.758

134

3.7

81-0

160

99

11

70

604/16.8
Total
127-83
3891/30.6
511-1222
.418
258-651
.396
289-377
.767
364
2.9
304-3
367
244
25
219
1569/12.4
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