Javordo Mitchell, Men's Basketball

Javordo Mitchell, Men's Basketball

Javordo Mitchell

Men’s Basketball

3rd Year Arts

Woodbridge, ON

 

Javordo Mitchell, of the men’s basketball team, is the UNB REDS/Papa John’s Pizza male Athlete of the Week.

The 6’10” centre played a huge role as the REDS swept a pair of games against Acadia.

On Wednesday, in Wolfville, Mitchell scored 10 points, grabbed half a dozen rebounds and had three blocks in UNB’s 85-73 victory.

In Saturday’s exciting 86-82 win on home court, Mitchell recorded a double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing a game-high 18 rebounds, including 13 defensive rebounds. He also had five blocks.

“Javordo came up huge for us in a couple of must win games,” said REDS’ head coach Joe Salerno. “His interior presence both on the glass and at the defensive end was a major factor in our wins. I feel he’s the best rim protector and rebounder in the AUS. You just don't see many players blocking five shots and hauling down 18 rebounds in a game. He is a special player, who always has an impact on the game, in more ways than one."

Mitchell and his REDS teammates are now preparing for this weekend’s AUS Championships, in Halifax.

No. 4 UNB meets No. 5 Memorial in the first of two quarter-finals, Friday at 3:00pm.