Mitchell signs with D2 power WWU [Basketball]

May 13, 2013
Colby Mitchell

After two seasons in the NWAACC, Colby Mitchell of Chugiak is headed to the GNAC, where he will play for a Western Washington team that has established itself as the best NCAA D2 team on the West Coast.

The 6-foot-7, 220-pound forward has signed his letter of intent and will have two seasons of eligibility.

Mitchell, of Chugiak High fame, played his first two seasons of college basketball for Mount Hood CC in Oregon. Last year he was team captain.

“He brings a lot of toughness and athleticism to our program,” head coach Tony Dominguez told the school’s website. “He also has some intangibles that we feel our team was needing moving forward.”

As a sophomore he led the team in points [13.6] and rebounds [7.3] per game. He shot 51 percent from the field.

Western Washington, the 2012 national champion, graduated six of its top eight players from a 31-3 team that reached the final four.

Mitchell is a veteran of the Spring Alaska Exposure Senior Trip, which tours NWAACC schools with travel coach Jim Young of Anchorage.