|25th September, 2010||NBA||Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Cleveland.|
|13th October, 2010||NBA||Waived by Cleveland.|
|30th October, 2010||D-League||Designated as a returning player by Erie BayHawks.|
|10th August, 2011||Israel||Signed a one year contract with Hapoel Holon.|
|1st July, 2012||Russia||Signed a one year contract with Triumph Lyubertsky.|
|7th August, 2013||Israel||Signed a one year contract with Maccabi Rishon.|
|31st July, 2014||France||Signed a one year contract with Chalons-Reims.|
|17th July, 2015||France||Signed a one year contract with Nanterre.|
|2005 - 2010||LSU (NCAA)|
|July 2010||Cleveland Cavaliers (Summer League)|
|September 2010 - October 2010||Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)|
|October 2010 - June 2011||Erie BayHawks (D-League)|
|August 2011 - June 2012||Hapoel Holon (Israel)|
|July 2012 - June 2013||Triumph Lyubertsy (Russia)|
|August 2013 - June 2014||Maccabi Rishon (Israel)|
|July 2014 - June 2015||Chalons-Reims (France)|
|July 2015 - June 2016||Nanterre (France)|
July 17, 2010
Mitchell just graduated from LSU, where he averaged 16.8 points and 9.4 rebounds per game, but shot only 43% from the field. That was 10% below his mark the season before, and it's because of how mightily LSU struggled last season. The Tigers went only 2-14 in conference play and 11-19 overall; their woeful offense meant Mitchell had to shoulder more of the burden, to the detriment of his efficiency.
To put things into context, here are LSU's scoring leaders from last season, alongside their minutes per game and their scoring efficiency.
- Tasmin Mitchell: 37.3 mpg, 16.8 ppg, .51% TS
- Bo Spencer: 36.2 mpg, 14.5 ppg, .46% TS
- Storm Warren: 26.7, 11.8 ppg, .57% TS
- Dennis Harris: 14.3 mpg, 4.6 ppg, .53% TS
- Zach Kinsley: 16.0 mpg, 3.4 ppg, .48% TS
- Aaron Dotson: 18.6 mpg, 3.2 ppg, .36% TS
- Chris Bass: 24.0 mpg, 2.3 ppg, .38% TS
Doesn't get much worse than that. Chris Bass in particular is a demonstration of the Mike Bizoukas Theorem.
This obviously hurt Mitchell's production, which hurt his draft stock. Mitchell is a willing and capable passer, but it doesn't help when he has no one to pass to. Mitchell also is not a particularly good outside shooter, which isn't helped by the team having no one else worth defending out there (save for Spencer and his 28% 3pt on 7 attempts per game.) And as a 6'7 face-up power forward, Mitchell's NBA prospects were already disadvantaged enough. I guess DeShawn Sims had it comparatively easy.