2022 forward Dillon Mitchell has spent the better half of 2021 going on visits to some of the top Power Five basketball programs in the country. But today he got an offer that may put any scholarship on the table to shame.
According to recruiting insider Joseph Tipton, Mitchell received a two-year, $2 million from the Overtime Elite league. The US-based basketball league is a semi-pro league that focuses on young player development while paying them salaries upwards of $100,000.
Mitchell hasn’t announced whether or not he’s going to accept an offer like that. He has not stated when he’ll make a decision on his outstanding scholarship offers either.
247Sports rates Mitchell as a four-star prospect and the No. 28 recruit in the Class of 2022. He is the No. 7 small forward in the nation, and the No. 8 prospect from the state of Florida.
Sources: 2022 four-star Dillon Mitchell has received a two-year, $2 million offer from the Overtime Elite league. pic.twitter.com/2kzXxkxAud
— Joseph Tipton (@TiptonEdits) August 15, 2021
As of writing, the recruiting experts at 247Sports have tipped the Tennessee Volunteers to land Dillon Mitchell. The Vols gave Mitchell a scholarship offer this past May and he took an official visit to Knoxville in June.
He’d be a strong addition to Rick Barnes’ 2022 recruiting class, which currently has one member – four-star BJ Edwards.
But $2 million is a lot of dough to turn down – even if he does have NBA ambitions.
Should Dillon Mitchell take the Overtime Elite offer, or should he stick to playing college basketball instead?
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