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Shereef Mitchell didn’t sit on his Creighton men’s basketball scholarship offer very long.

Three days after getting it, the former Omaha Burke first-team Super-State guard announced on Twitter on Thursday night that he will become a Bluejay beginning in the fall of 2019.

“Being a kid from Omaha you dream of playing for Creighton and in front of the hometown fans,” Mitchell tweeted from New York City, where he and his Omaha Sports Academy Crusaders’ 17U AAU teammates are playing in the Adidas Gold Gauntlet Finale this weekend.

“That is something I want to do and I don’t want to turn that opportunity down.”

The 6-foot-1 Mitchell was the honorary captain of the Super-State team this past winter. He averaged 24.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and dished out almost four assists per game.

Mitchell, who just turned 18 earlier this month, is headed to Sunrise Christian Academy near Wichita, Kansas, for a year of prep school basketball before going to Creighton. Mitchell decided to reclassify last fall, hoping for a scholarship offer of this magnitude.

After last summer, Mitchell had offers from 2018 NCAA Final Four team Loyola Chicago as well as Kent State, Murray State, Robert Morris, Milwaukee, Missouri-Kansas City, LIU-Brooklyn and Omaha.

Mitchell is the son of Alvin Mitchell, also a former Burke Super-State guard who played at Nebraska and Cincinnati before finishing his career at Omaha.

Reach the writer at 402-473-7437 or On Twitter @ronpowell_ljs.


Sports reporter

Ron Powell is a longtime prep writer for the Journal Star. He covers high school football, boys basketball and track as well as state college football and Husker and professional tennis.

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