Creighton men’s basketball lands former Omaha Burke recruit

July 14, 2018

Former Omaha Burke standout Shereef Mitchell committed to Creighton last night according to the Omaha World Herald.

Mitchell will add some local flavor to a program that has had high-end Omaha talent recently. Omaha North 2015 graduate Justin Patton and 2014 Omaha Benson graduate Khyri Thomas played for the Jays and went on to be NBA draft picks. Mitchell turned 18 this month, so he is young for his grade, and by reclassifying he will enroll at Creighton in 2019. The 6’1 guard was the captain of this year’s Omaha World Herald All-Nebraska basketball team and was the Nebraska Gatorade boys basketball player of the year after averaging 24.6 points and 3.8 assists as a senior at Burke. Mitchell also had scholarship offers from UNO, Drake, Kent State, LIU Brooklyn, Loyola of Chicago, Murray State, Robert Morris, South Dakota State and UMKC. Creighton is set to have Davion Mintz and Marcus Zegarowski at point guard in 2019-20.

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