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Decorated Mitchell twins arrive at Wilson

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Noam Jacobovitz and Noah Gross

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Last year, twins Makhi and Mahkel played with number one player in the country, RJ Barrett, at famed Montverde Academy in Florida. The 6’9” University of Maryland committed twins have taken their talents back home and will look to lead Wilson to winning the DCIAA and DCSAA championships once again.

Coming from top-ranked national champions Montverde, Makhi and Makhel became better players in their year away from home. “Monteverde was a good experience, we did a lot, traveled a lot, and learned a lot, and being away from our family helped us become better young men,”4-star Makhell explained about his experience down south. With the likes of NBA stars Ben Simmons, D’Angelo Russell, and Joel Embiid as people who have walk through those Montverde halls, the Mitchell twins put themselves on the path towards the NBA after their freshman year at Bishop McNamara in Maryland. “We worked hard in practice and pushed each other to get better every day. I enjoyed playing with a group of guys that were as talented as we were,” said 5 star and 28th-ranked player in the junior class according to ESPN, Makhi Mitchell about his former team.

The most hyped basketball players to ever put on the Tiger uniform, Makhi and Makhel will look to lead Wilson to great heights next season. “We wanted to come here and make it a 3-peat,” said Makhi Mitchell said about DCIAA play. Makhi exhibited his excitement about playing with Dimingus Stevens and Jay Heath, along with the rest of the team, in hopes to win DCIAA and DCSAA titles. Makhel added that he and his brother were attracted to Wilson primarily for basketball as they were, “on a roll this year.”

This past summer, the twins decided to stay home and committed to the University of Maryland. “I just liked the school and its atmosphere. Maryland’s been interested since 8th grade,” said Makhi. Makhel added that “its close to home so my mom can come watch us play, and I loved the coaching staff.”

The Mitchell twins are coming in with high expectations and hope to achieve them. Makhi said they want to, “get better as a team and individually and win states and the DCIAA championship.”

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