The Detroit Pistons hope to be able to use Tony Mitchell to defend both power forwards and small forwards.
“He’s a guy we would like to see be able to guard threes and fours,” Pistons assistant general manager George David said. “What you do now in the NBA to identify whether you like a guy at a certain position or not, what can he defend? With his athleticism and his body right now, he’s a guy that we want to get a good look at him defending both positions. Being able to play above the rim like he does, it’s going to be interesting.”
Mitchell stands 6-foot-8¾ inches and weighs 236 pounds with 5.6 percent body fat. He recorded a 38-inch vertical leap at the NBA draft combine.
“From a talent standpoint, this is somebody who could very well be the best athlete in the entire draft,” David said.