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Sam Mitchell
45   Sam Mitchell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bartlesville, Okla.

High School:
Bartlesville

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 240

Position:
Center/Forward

Experience:
3L


CAREER AT TULSA - A three-year letterwinner . . . has career averages of 3.0 points (296) and 2.5 rebounds (243) in 98 games . . . has started 31 career contests.

2007-08 -- Played in all 39 games . . . averaged 2.1 points and 2.3 rebounds in 12.0 minutes . . . averaged 2.8 points and 4.0 rebounds in six CBI games . . . had eight points and six rebounds at Bradley in the second game of the CBI Championship Series . . . totaled five points and a season-high eight rebounds in 15 minutes in the first game of the CBI Championship vs. Bradley . . . had five rebounds and two steals vs. Miami in the CBI first round . . . tallied six points on 3-of-3 from the field and four rebounds vs. UTEP in the C-USA semifinals . . . had a season-best nine points in 11 minutes vs. Marshall . . . had six points and a team-high seven rebounds in 16 minutes vs. Presbyterian . . . had six points and three rebounds in eight minutes vs. Southern Miss . . . grabbed five rebounds vs. UALR . . . had seven points and two rebounds in 17 minutes vs. North Florida.

2006-07 - Played in all 31 . . . started 11 contests . . . averaged 4.5 points and 3.1 rebounds in 16.5 minutes of playing time . . . led Tulsa in rebounding in four games . . . saw his first start this year against Eastern Michigan . . . had three double-digit scoring games . . . had seven points and two rebounds in 11 minutes vs. UCF (2-24-07) . . . had five points and six rebounds vs. Houston . . . had eight points and a career-best nine rebounds vs. Marshall . . . had a career-best 15 points and added three rebounds and three steals vs. UTEP . . . converted 11-of-12 free throws vs. UTEP, both career-highs, which increased his season free throw percentage from .645 to .721 . . . had seven rebounds, two points, two assists and two blocks vs. Texas-Pan American . . . scored 11 points twice, against Cal State Northridge and Southern Arkansas . . . the 11 points vs. CSUN was his first career double-figure scoring game . . . had seven points and four rebounds at North Texas . . . tallied six points and tied a career-best with eight rebounds vs. UALR . . . had five points and five rebounds in 16 minutes in the season opener.

2005-06 - Played in all 28 games and started 19 contests . . . averaged 15.0 minutes of playing time . . . averaged 15.8 minutes of playing time in the final 26 games, after playing a total of 10 minutes in the first two games . . . started 18 straight games before coming off of the bench in the home finale against Tulane . . . averaged 2.7 points and 2.1 rebounds . . . tallied five points, three rebounds and a season-high two blocks vs. Houston . . . had seven points vs. Rice . . . tied his season-best with eight points vs. Memphis . . . tallied season-bests of eight points and eight rebounds in 20 minutes vs. East Carolina . . . had five points and four rebounds in 14 minutes vs. Marshall . . . was 2-of-2 for four points in 17 minutes at UAB . . . received his first career start against Southern, and had twp points and five rebounds . . . had six points and four rebounds vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi . . . played 6 minutes and had two rebounds and blocked one shot in the season opener . . . named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL - Was a two-year letterwinner at Bartlesville High School . . . was a starter his senior season . . . helped lead his team to a 25-3 record and the Class 6A state runner-up finish . . . averaged 11.1 points and 6.2 rebounds while shooting 59-percent from the field as a senior . . . ranked seventh among all Oklahoma Class 6A players in field goal percentage . . . was second on the team in assists with a 2.1 average . . . had season-highs of 30 points and 12 rebounds, both coming against Wewoka, as a senior . . . was an honorable mention all-state selection as a senior . . . has been selected to play in the Faith Seven Game, featuring Oklahoma vs. Texas senior all-stars . . . was a third-team all-Frontier Conference selection his senior season . . . was named to the Class 6A state all-tournament second-team . . . high school coach was Tim Bart.

PERSONAL -Favorite NBA team is the Phoenix Suns . . . his favorite NBA player is Amare Stoudemire . . . among his favorite movies are V for Vendetta and Star Wars . . . his favorite TV shows are "Psych" and "The Office" . . . his favorite book is The Teeth of the Tiger by Tom Clancy . . . the most memorable place he has visited is the Great Wall of China . . . the three words he uses to best describe himself are "hardworking, tough and modest" . . . pizza is his favorite food . . . other than basketball, his favorite pro sports team is the Buffalo Bills and his favorite pro athletes are Hines Ward and Tiger Woods . . . his worst habit is slouching in a chair . . . has been named to the Dean's List for five semesters . . . his father played collegiate lacrosse at Colgate . . . majoring in accounting . . . parents are Raymond and Susanna Mitchell . . . born April 9, 1987 in Ponca City, Oklahoma.

Mitchell's Career Statistics
                                 Total         3-Point                    Rebounds
Year      GP-GS   Min/Avg    FG-FGA   Pct   FG-FGA   Pct   FT-FTA   Pct Off-Def  Tot  Avg  PF-FO Ast  TO Blk Stl  Pts/Avg
2005-06   28-19   420/15.0   23-55   .418    0-1    .000   29-44   .659  22-37    59  2.1  64-4    8  30  12   3   75/2.7
2006-07   31-11   513/16.5   47-83   .566    0-0    .000   45-68   .662  37-59    96  3.1  72-4   11  35  13   8  139/4.5
2007-08   39-1    468/12.0   23-47   .489    0-0    .000   36-47   .766  37-51    88  2.3  70-0    9  32   7   5   82/2.1
TOTAL     98-31  1401/14.3   93-185  .503    0-1    .000  110-159  .692  96-147  243  2.5 206-8   28  97  32  16  296/3.0