Top-ranked junior-college recruit considering Dayton

Wendell Mitchell started his career at Baylor and played last season at Trinity Valley

The top-ranked junior-college player in the country is considering the Dayton Flyers.

Wendell Mitchell, a 6-foot-3 guard at Trinity Valley Community College, listed Dayton among his top-five college choices in a Twitter post Sunday night. Texas A&M, Southern Methodist, San Diego State and Grand Canyon also made his list.

Cincinnati, Memphis, Georgetown, Oregon and Maryland were among the other schools to offer Mitchell a scholarship.

Dayton has five scholarships open after the departures of Xeyrius Williams, Matej Svoboda, Kostas Antetokounmpo, John Crosby and Jordan Pierce.

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Mitchell, originally from Rockdale, Texas, has two years of eligibility remaining. He averaged 19.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game as a sophomore at Trinity Valley in Athens, Texas. He shot 48.9 percent from the field, 36.5 percent from 3-point range and 83.8 percent from the free-throw line.

JucoRecruiting.com ranks Mitchell No. 1 in the class of 2018. He ranks No. 2 in the country, according to 247Sports.com's juco rankings.

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Mitchell spent one season at Trinity Valley. He played his freshman season at Baylor in 2016-17, averaging 2.9 points in 8.2 minutes per game. He redshirted as a freshman at Baylor in 2015-16 after a high-school career in which he scored 3,144 points in 123 games. He ranked 180th in the class of 2015, according to 247Sports.com.

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