TO: Kelsey Mitchell and Christa Reed

TO: Kelsey Mitchell and Christa Reed
TO: Kelsey Mitchell and Christa ReedKelsey Mitchell
Mitchell on the way back

Prospect Nation’s No. 1 ranked junior, Kelsey Mitchell of Cincinnati, Ohio, has been out with a broken fifth metatarsal in her foot and just got cleared yesterday. According to her father Mark, the five-star point guard prospect can’t play again until next week. That means that Mitchell will miss Princeton’s games against Memphis Central (Tenn.) on Saturday and Twinsburg (Ohio) on Sunday.

Mitchell, a 5-foot-7 point guard, laid claim to the No. 1 spot in the 2014 class with a fabulous summer as the centerpiece for the Nike-sponsored All-Ohio program, which included signature performances at both the AAU Super Showcase in Orlando, Fla., and the Summer Invitational in Atlanta. The ability to score along with Mitchell’s willingness to distribute makes her a prime candidate to play right away at whatever school she chooses to attend. Her recruitment has been relatively laid back to this point as she has visited Cincinnati, Kentucky, Louisville and Michigan State so far.

Her twin sister, Chelsea, is also a 2014 graduate and they have made it known that they are interested in going to school together. Chelsea is a swing forward who had a solid July last summer in her own right. Amazingly, their older brothers are twins as well and currently play basketball at IU-Southeast.

Reed’s recruitment takes off

Christa Reed of Bay St. Louis, Miss., is a four-star prospect. The 5-10 wing had a solid club season with South Mississippi Elite, peaking the interest of schools nationwide. Add in her academic prowess in the classroom and the straight-A student is getting visitors from as far away as Kansas and Princeton.

In front of three BCS football schools, Reed had a big night with 34 points and nine rebounds in a win over Greene County (Miss.) Tuesday night. Vanderbilt head coach Melanie Balcomb and assistant Kim Rosamond were on hand as were Alabama assistant Clarisse Garcia and Michigan assistant Chester Nichols. Kansas assistant Terry Nooner was in just before the New Year got underway as well.


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