Top-seeded Cavaliers overwhelm the Tigers 78-60 to advance to the Sweet 16.
WORTH NOTING Finished his four-year career ranked third all-time in games played (133), seventh in rebounds (798) and tied for 14th in double-doubles (15) Named to the 2013-14 All-ACC Defensive Team by the ACC Coaches and Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) Averaged a career-high 13.1 points and a team-leading 8.9 rebounds per game in 2012-13 Named to the All-ACC third team by the ACC coaches and Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) in 2012-13 In 2012-13, ranked third in the ACC in rebounding (8.9 rpg) and defensive rebounds per game (6.3), fourth in field goal percentage (54.5%), seventh in offensive rebounds per game (2.6), tied for 10th in steals per game (1.3) and 18th in scoring (13.1 ppg)
2013-14 SEASON Played in 37 games, including 36 starts Averaged 6.8 points and team-leading 7.0 rebounds in 25.7 minutes per game Shot 56.1 percent from the field and 42.7 percent from the free-throw line Named to the All-ACC Defensive Team by the ACC Coaches and Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) Earned ACC All-Tournament Second Team honors averaging 6.3 points and 9.7 rebounds in wins against Florida State (3/14/14), Pittsburgh (3/15/14) and Duke (3/16/14) Ranked sixth in the ACC in defensive rebounds per game (5.06) and 10th in rebounding (7.0 rpg) in all games Ranked third in the ACC in rebounding (7.9 rpg) and defensive rebounds per game (5.06) in 18 league games Registered a pair of double-doubles, including 11 points and 13 rebounds vs. Florida State (1/4/14) and 10 points and game-high 12 rebounds at Pittsburgh (2/2/14) Tallied eight points and game-high 12 rebounds vs. NC State (1/11/13) Had six points and game-high 11 rebounds vs. North Carolina (1/20/14) Scored a season-high 15 points vs. Notre Dame (2/22/14) Recorded 12 points and nine rebounds in ACC regular-season title clinching win against Syracuse (3/1/14) Had seven points and a season-high 15 rebounds in the ACC Tournament final vs. Duke (3/16/14) Finished his four-year career ranked third all-time in games played (133), seventh in rebounds (798) and tied for 14th in double-doubles (15) Lettered
2012-13 SEASON Played in and started a school-record 35 games Averaged a career-high 13.1 points and a team-leading 8.9 rebounds per game Named to the All-ACC third team by the ACC coaches and Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) Shot 54.5 percent from the field and 69.3 percent from the free-throw line Ranked third in the ACC in rebounding (8.9 rpg) and defensive rebounds per game (6.3), fourth in field goal percentage (54.5%), seventh in offensive rebounds per game (2.6), tied for 10th in steals per game (1.3) and 18th in scoring (13.1 ppg) Ranked second in the ACC in field goal percentage (55%), third in rebounding (8.8 rpg) and defensive rebounds per game (6.4), tied for eighth in steals per game (1.2), ninth in offensive rebounds per game (2.4) and 18th in scoring (13 ppg) in 18 ACC games. Tallied 12 double-doubles (15-13 vs. Delaware, 14-16 vs. Seattle, 11-10 at Wisconsin, 13-12 vs. Tennessee, 15-12 vs. Morgan State, 10-10 at Wake Forest, 14-12 vs. NC State, 13-12 at Georgia Tech, 19-12 vs. Duke, 15-12 at Florida State,15-10 vs. Maryland and 15-11 vs. Norfolk State) His 12 doubles-doubles were the most at UVa since Travis Watson's 16 in 2002-03. Scored a career-high 20 points vs. Green Bay (12/1/12) and Mississippi Valley State (12/8/12) and an ACC high of 19 points vs. Duke (2/28/13) Collected a career-high 16 rebounds vs. Seattle (11/19/12) Led UVa in rebounding in 28 games Scored in double figures in 27 of 35 games Lettered
2011-12 SEASON Played in all 32 games and started the last 15 games Averaged 4.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 22.0 minutes played per game Made 50.5 percent (52-103) of his shots from the field Led the team in rebounding in seven games and in assists in three games Tied a career high with 10 points and had a career-high 12 rebounds for his first career double-double in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament vs. NC State (3/9/12) Scored three points and had 10 rebounds vs. Maryland (2/18/12) at John Paul Jones Arena Tied a career high with 10 points, had six rebounds and a career-high four assists vs. Wake Forest (2/8/12) Scored eight points and had seven rebounds vs. Clemson (1/31/12) at JPJA Had 10 points along with five rebounds vs. Boston College (1/26/12) Had six points and six rebounds at #8 Duke (1/12/12) Had nine points and nine rebounds vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore (12/27/11) Had five points and nine rebounds vs. Longwood (12/3/11) Scored two points, had seven rebounds and three assists vs. Winthrop (11/15/11) Lettered 2010-11 SEASON Played in 29 games and started one game (vs. Seattle, 12/22/10) Averaged 2.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 15.1 minutes played per game Had 24 assists and 18 steals Led the team in rebounding in two games and in assists in one game Scored a season-high nine points (4-6 FG, 1-2 FT) and had three rebounds in 19 minutes vs. LSU (1/2/11) Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds vs. Miami (3/10/11) in the ACC Tournament Blocked two shots vs. NC State (3/1/11) Scored six points, had two rebounds and blocked one shot vs. Boston College (2/26/11) Had seven rebounds and four points in a season-high 28 minutes vs. Virginia Tech (2/19/11) Grabbed five rebounds, tied his career high with three steals and scored two points vs. No. 5 Duke (2/16/11) Had four points, three rebounds, three assists and a career-high three steals vs. Howard (1/4/11) Grabbed seven rebounds vs. Oregon (12/17/10) Scored four points and had five rebounds vs. No. 13 Washington (11/22/10) in the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener with William & Mary (11/12/10) Lettered
HIGH SCHOOL Averaged 13 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.4 steals a game as a senior as Charlotte Christian compiled a 29-4 record in 2009-10 Earned North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) All-State and All-Conference honors as a senior Two-year team captain and the team's Defensive Player of the Year as a senior Scored 15 points and had nine rebounds in the NCISAA 3A state championship game Averaged seven points and five rebounds per game as a junior for a team that featured three players who went on to play Division I basketball High School teammate of current Virginia redshirt sophomore Anthony Gill
PERSONAL Akil Anthony Mitchell Parents are Vernetta and Anthony Mitchell Has a younger brother, Akim His father played basketball at Howard University and Florida A&M University, and professionally in Italy Member of the National Honor Society at Charlotte Christian School and earned cum laude honors