Mitchell transferring to Oak Hill
Cuthbertson High basketball star Shelton Mitchell has decided to transfer to Oak Hill Academy in Virginia for his senior season.
A 6-foot-3 point guard who has committed to Wake Forest, Mitchell led the Cavaliers to the 2A state title game the past two seasons.
"It actually just became a thought a couple weeks ago," Mitchell told The Enquirer-Journal on Wednesday. "A lot of people had been talking about if for a while but I really wasn't thinking about it. We looked into it and it's really more of a school decision than a basketball decision. It's a small private school and the basketball just goes along with it."
Mitchell, a two-time all-state selection, helped CHS compile a 60-6 record the last two years.
As a junior, Mitchell averaged 20.4 points, 4.3 assists and 2.2 steals per game.
Mitchell scored 1,497 career points in three seasons at CHS. His best year statistically came as a sophomore in 2011-12, when he averaged 23.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists per contest.
"It was a great experience," said Mitchell of playing at Cuthbertson. "These last two years have probably been the funnest of my life. Cuthbertson's a great school. It was fun being able to be at a school that's pretty new and make it that far in states twice."
Oak Hill has been crowned national champions eight times, including the last in 2011-12. The Warriors went 29-8 last season.
Famous Oak Hill alumni include current NBA players Carmelo Anthony, Rajon Rondo, Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings.
"Having the chance to play at a powerhouse had a little something to do with it," said Mitchell. "Everybody knows who Oak Hill is. They've had guys that are NBA All-Stars who play my position."