Class of 2019 Creighton commit Shereef Mitchell from Sunrise Christian Academy (KS) has been one of the standouts here at the National Prep School Invitational. Mitchell led his team to a big win over Putnam Science Academy on day one. He spoke to Prep Circuit on this win, his commitment and more.
Q: What is it like coming away with a big win against one of the best prep schools in the country, Putnam Science Academy?
A: “This is huge for us, we really wanted them after they beat us by two in overtime. We wanted that revenge and we knew that we had to come in with a lot of grit. I feel like we prepared for this well throughout the month of December and January.”
Q: What did you learn from your first game against them?
A: “They really beat us up on the offensive board and I feel like we improved a lot since then. We just played a lot harder and tougher because they beat us in both of those things last time. We improved on that and it showed.”
Q: You are headed to Creighton and you have been committed there for quite some time now. What have you grown to like about their program?
A: “They play at a really fast pace and I’m a really fast-paced point guard. They do a good job playing up tempo so I think I will really fit in well. I really feel like I can help them out on the defensive end and I plan on doing whatever I need to do to help the team win.”
Q: What has Coach McDermott told you about your role when you arrive there next year?
A: “He has told me not to change anything and be who I am. He wants to play defense, make plays on offense and not do anything extra.”
Q: What are Creighton fans going to get from you when you arrive there?
A: “They are going to get a hard-working player who’s going to give it his all every game. Every practice I’ll be a great teammate, a great player to the coaches and I’m going to give it all I got.”
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