Thursday October 15th, 2015

Auburn landed a commitment Thursday from four-star 2017 point guard Davion Mitchell.

The 6'1" Mitchell, ranked the No. 58 player in the 2017 class, announced his decision Thursday, telling Rivals.com he had committed to the Tigers. The Georgia native, who attends Liberty County high school, had offers including Georgia, Florida, Louisville and UConn.

“I love (Auburn)," Mitchell said. "I love the coaching staff. I love everything about it. It's like a family to me.”

Scout.com reports Tigers head coach Bruce Pearl’s relationship with Jordan McRae, who played for him at Tennessee and attended Mitchell’s high school, helped sway Mitchell’s decision. He joins five-star big man Austin Wiley, another Georgia product, in Auburn’s 2017 class. His commitment continues Pearl’s run of success that includes 2015 five-star guard Mustapha Heron.

In 29 games last year as a sophomore, Mitchell averaged 18.8 points, 7.3 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 3.3 steals per game and was a second team all-state selection.

Jeremy Woo

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