Mitchell knows the landscape. He played his high school ball at Milwaukee Washington, helping the Purgolders win the 1987 WIAA state title. Mitchell followed up by playing collegiately at UW-Milwaukee.
Two teams entered the 100th WIAA Boys State Basketball Championships with an opportunity to add their name to the list of teams to win four-straight state titles, and only Whitefish Bay Dominican accomplished the task at the Kohl Center in Madison.
Six-foot-10 Diamond Stone a game-high 23 points as three-time defending champion Dominican beat previously undefeated Mineral Point 75-49, joining the Randolph teams of 2002-2005 as the only schools in state history to pull off the four-peat. Both did so in Division 4.
Earlier in the Day, Stone and Rice Lake’s Henry Ellenson were named co-Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Mr. Basketball. Ellenson, who is headed to Marquette, did not play in the Division 2 title game against Mt. Horeb due to a broken left hand suffered in Friday’s semifinals. [Read more…]