December 14, 2012 at 5:56 pm #8427
Tough wait until the next game, but I am intrigued by our next matchup with North Texas. UNT is not off to a great start at 4-6, but is a decent program, and feature a potential superstar NBA talent in Tony Mitchell. Mitchell coming out of high school was a Top 10-20 player nationally, and was a Missouri commit, until there were a lot of questions surrounding his high school transcript. He ended up bouncing around for a year, and ending up at North Texas. So, he is now a sophomore and at 6’8″ and 235 is going to be a very tough matchup for Lehigh. Probably too much quickness for GK, and a little too big for HG or CB. Too experienced for JG for sure. So, he is going to be a tough cover. The Super Pit is generally not an easy place to play (I was there for a game years ago when I lived in Texas), but with the departure of Johnny Jones to LSU, the program is looking for a new identity under a new coach. This could be a good test for Lehigh. Long trip, decent team, potential to be a hostile crowd (although UNT not drawing well this season, and students will be away for break), but UNT is a big school with a big alumni base in the DFW area, and there is not much else to do in Denton, Texas. I don’t see the game on any networks, but it looks like you will be able to watch with a 1 month membership to the UNT Athletics site for $10.95. You could even join now and get a preview of them in their 12/16 game.December 14, 2012 at 6:22 pm #8428
7 days and counting!
Word is there’ll be 37 pro scouts to watch CJ and UNT’s Tony Mitchell, another preseason All-American. Checkout the Mean Green sophomore who wears #13 and stands 6’8.” See the three links below.
Dallas News Columnist Rick Gollelin writes that Tony Mitchell finished second among NCAA freshmen in rebounding behind Kentucky’s Anthony Davis last year and was set to bolt for the NBA but elected to stay after sitting down with his new coach, Tony Benford. For the full story, click on
Watch him in warm-ups
PS In case you didn’t know……
The name ‘Mean Green,’ still in use after 46 years, was adopted by fans and media in 1966 for a North Texas football defensive squad that finished the season second in the nation against the rush. That school year, Joe Greene, a sophomore at North Texas, played left defensive tackle on the football team and competed in track and field (shot put). The nickname “Mean Joe Greene” caught-on during his first year with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969 when the fan base mistakenly assumed that ‘Mean Green’ was derived from a nickname they thought he had inherited while at North Texas.
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