Shereef Mitchell

Shereef Mitchell was named the honorary captain of the 2018 All-Nebraska boys basketball team.


Shereef Mitchell’s decision to reclassify to the 2019 class looks as though it is paying off.

The All-Nebraska captain told The World-Herald on April 24 that he will attend Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kansas. The 6-foot-1 guard will turn 18 in July, so he is young for his grade, and by reclassifying he will postpone his college enrollment until 2019.

The former Omaha Burke star has heard from new power conference schools since he made his decision to attend Sunrise public.

“Creighton and Bradley have continued to stay in contact with me,” Mitchell said. “Minnesota, Washington State and Idaho are the new schools that have started to recruit me.”

By reclassifying, Mitchell is able to play one more season of AAU basketball for the OSA Crusaders Adidas Gauntlet 17U team. After a successful spring, he and his teammates will play three NCAA live-period tournaments in July: the Adidas Gauntlet Finale in New York City, Adidas Summer Championships in Los Angeles and the Jayhawk Summer Finale in Kansas City.

Mitchell sees himself as a power conference player and wants to get an offer from that level — particularly from Creighton. What if he gets one this summer?

“I would strongly consider it, depending on the school or if it fits me and I can eventually be an impact player there,” Mitchell said. “I don’t want to choose a school just because it’s the highest level. I want to play.”

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Mike is a prep recruiting specialist for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @MikeSautterOWH. Phone: 402-444-1335.

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