Mitchell Finishes Season with Accolades, Still Unsure Where to Play Basketball Next

Joey Bonadonna, Sports Editor, Online Tritonian

Last week, NDA senior boys basketball player Chris Mitchell earned an all-state honorable mention from the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association.

Mitchell, who also earned first-team all-FRCC, finished the season averaging 15.8 points per game as well as shooting 45.1% from 3-point range, good for sixth in Division 2.

Mitchell said that both all-state and all-conference were accolades that he had goals of achieving this season.

In his last high school game, in a 68-62 loss against Oshkosh North, he scored a career-high 32 points, shooting 7-13 from 3 in the contest.

Mitchell finished his career with 1,054 career points, which places 2nd on the all-time list in NDA boys basketball history, behind assistant coach and brother of head coach Brian Bobinski, Ben Bobinski, who had exactly 1,100 career points.

Although Mitchell had an excellent prep career while at Notre Dame, he says he is still not sure about where his career will take him next season, except for one thing–he knows he wants to keep playing.

“As for my plans next year, I am still undecided. I have received interest from every level, from Division 1 schools down to Division 3,” he said. “I’m not sure where I will be in the fall but I’ll be playing basketball somewhere for sure.”

As well as a record-breaking season on the court for the program, the boys’ basketball team also had another excellent achievement from the WBCA, earning 2nd place for the D2 academic all-state team.

After reflecting on the season and his career, Mitchell said he cared very much about the memories he made through Notre Dame basketball.

“Playing for Notre Dame for four years has taught me a lot,” he said. “I almost did not attend Notre Dame, but I am glad that I did. The driving factor in my decision was basketball, and it has paid off. I saw tough times with the basketball program and unprecedented success at times. I have loved my teammates and coaches that I’ve had the gift of playing with. The Notre Dame basketball program will always be something I care about and love.”