Chippewas Sign Big Man, Standout Guard

Keno Davis has added two newcomers to his Central Michigan men's basketball program.
Nov. 9, 2017

Andy Sneddon,

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Central Michigan men’s basketball coach Keno Davis has announced the signing of two players who will join his program for the 2018-19 season.

The pair comprises 6-foot-7 forward Kevin Hamlet of Scarborough, Ont., and 6-1 guard P.J. Mitchell of Detroit.

“They’re both extremely talented, and they also have a great basketball upside,” Davis said. “They’re willing to come in and work, help the team and also improve their own individual game.”

Hamlet is playing this season at Mineral Area (Mo.) College after playing last season at Polk State College in Winter Haven, Fla. At Polk State, he averaged 8.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game and earned a spot on the All-Suncoast Second Team.

Mitchell is a senior at Detroit Edison High School who has been named to the Detroit News All-State team three times in his career. He played at Detroit Loyola as a freshman and as a sophomore, earning All-Catholic honors both seasons. He was named All-City by the Detroit Public School League last season at Edison.

Kevin Hamlet • 6-7, 209 • Jr. • Forward • Scarborough Ont./First Love Christian Academy (Washington, Pa.)
Transfer from Mineral Area College in Park Mills, Mo. … previously played one season at Polk State College in Winter Haven, Fla. … in 32 games at PSC, averaged 8.4 ppg and 6.3 rpg, shooting .458 from the field, .429 from 3-point range and .753 from the free throw line … named Second Team All-Suncoast Conference … team captain at FLCA.

PJ Mitchell • 6-1, 175 • Fr. • Guard • Detroit, Mich./Detroit Edison
Four-year letterwinner … selected First Team All-State by the Detroit News in 2015-16 and 2016-17 … earned Detroit News Third Team All-State honors in 2014-15 … received All-Catholic honors at Detroit Loyola (2014-15 and 2015-16) and All-City honors from the Detroit Public School League at Detroit Edison (2016-17) … won two district titles and two regional championships … holds the single-game assist record at Edison … averaged 16.1 ppg, 7.3 apg, 3.0 rpg in 2016-17; and 11.1 ppg, 6.4 apg, 2.3 rpg in 2015-16 and 9.6 ppg and 4.1 apg in 2014-15 … led the Under Armour Association in 3-pointers in consecutive seasons.

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