WARNING - complete and utter Mickey Mitchell homer fanboy here. I followed MM's Plano West team his senior year and watched that team quite a bit. They won the title last year in 6A TX. Sorry for repeating myself - I've said this in past posts and will probably say again in the future.
Sticky Mickey is my fave nickname for him - you will see why soon enough I hope. His court vision is spectacular if you ask me. Ball handling off the dribble above average and passing excellent. In high school he made everyone look overmatched in this area. Even his senior teammates that he has played with 2+ years weren't always on the same wavelength ... the majority of MMs turnovers are passes that he makes but his teammates just can't envision coming at them. If nobody is there to catch a pass, is it still a good one?? Against Mercer, I counted three passes that if people were ready and on the same page would have been highlight reel scores. I hope he grows into the college game like he was able to play in high school.
MMs shooting is below average? He had good scoring numbers in HS but a lot of those points coming off of the transition game or going to the hoop in the half court. Perhaps he was just raw in HS and in college the coaches will get ahold of him and we'll see improvement.
Before watching Mickey against Mercer, I would characterize him as lazy on defense. Obviously talented but in HS I just didn't see a lot of defense from him. We all saw something different on Tuesday ... if he can make that level of effort part of his game, that would be awesome. Perhaps lazy defense in HS is simply the team being so good and him not needing to do it. I dunno.
Once we get into the B10 schedule, I fear MMs play time will be less and less and he'll see mostly bench time. So psyched to see Mickey in the Buckeye uniform. I was worried when his brother transferred out and he decommitted.