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Tyrone Mitchell-Hackett : « Basketball is in my blood »

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Can you introduce yourself?
My name is Tyrone Mitchell Hackett. I am a combo guard with professional experience.
I just finished playing in a high level pro summer league in Italy called the Torneo di basket Dudi Krainer Summer Jam in Gorizia. I played very well against some of Italy’s top talent (Series C, B, A2, & A1). I also have experience in Mexico playing in the cibacopa division.

When and how did you started playing basketball ?
I started playing basketball seriously in the 9th grade. My family history is rich with basketball and I have uncles, cousins, and brothers who have all gone on to play at the Division 1 level as well as professionally. Basketball is in my blood and I just want to continue the legacy my family has put forth.

How can you describe your game ?
A solid shooter from outside, with the ability to heat up in a hurry. Very adept at finding his way to the basket. Aggressively attacks the boards at both ends, help-side ability to create havoc by jumping the passing lanes is superb.

What are your main strengths on the court ?
– consistent shooter with NBA range.
– high IQ
– great rebounder
– leader
– scorer

Can you talk about your highschool and college career ?
Highschool:
– Won state championship
– Won 2 section championships
– played on US top 10 team ranked nationally.

What about your pro basketball career ?
Pro Experience:
I have played in Italy against top tier talent ranging from series A1 to series C.
I have also played in Mexico, playing against competition in the CibaCopa division.
I also played in China against teams in the BJ division.
Semi pro (ABA) in the states.

Have you ever traveled abroad for basketball?
I Have traveled to China, Italy, Mexico, Hawaii, and all across the US to play basketball.

Can you describe your experiences ?
Throughout my travels with basketball I have learned a great deal about how this industry works. Also I have learned that at any moment your opportunity can come and you have to be ready. Staying in shape and on top of your game is key.

What kind of basketball opportunities are you looking for ?
I am currently looking for any opportunity abroad. I have had some offers, but they weren’t the right opportunity for me. I am ready and excited to help any team win.

Contact Info

tmitchellhackett@gmail.com / http://www.tyrone-mitchell.com/

Tyrone Mitchell last season highlights

Suny Cobleskill College highlights (2013)

Dudi Krainer Highlights (Italy) (Series A1, A2, B, & C)
(2016-2017)

Mexico Pro Tour (CibaCopa league) 3/7/2016
IBI Allstars vs Fuerza Guinda de Nogales

Whitecox & Lyons Atlanta Combine (2015-2016)

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