On Sunday, August 28th, 2022 Justice Mitchell was invited to Radford University D1 Elite Basketball camp located at the home arena, the Donald N. Dedmon Center, 101 University Dr, Radford, VA 24141.
The three and a half hour drive up to the campus was enough time for Justice to think about what the atmosphere would be like, the competition and what would be demanded by him from the coaches. Upon his arrival everything from the student/athletes that he met at the door to the trainers and coaches everything was what he thought.
The professionalism they shared to the customer service at check in was a sight. The only thing Justice could think about was showing off his skills to a gym full of strangers. Justice was officially measured at 6’5” weighing roughly 200 lbs even with a wingspan of 6’7”.
Workouts and drills kicked off at approximately 9:30 am after a brief tour of the gymnasium and trainers facilities. There were approximately six (6) different workout stations with multiple coaches including the head coach ( Darris Nichols) who participated in the drills.
After the drills were completed Justice Mitchell was then teamed up with participants other than his friends that arrived with him. Justice was able to demonstrate his ball handling skills under intense pressure, passing, scoring, blocking shots and playing above the rim defensively and finishing at the rim with either hand.
At the conclusion of the camp the coach gave an intense speech about what it takes to play at the next level and the training and hard work that is required of a D1 student/athlete. When it was over Justice thought to himself that all of the training and academics that he is getting in now – will payoff in the long run for his future.