Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks sophomore forward Blake Mitchem was named to the D3Hoops.com Team of the Week, it was announced on Wednesday.
Mitchem, a 6-foot-6, 190-pound native of Fort Smith, Ark., put on a pair of dominating performances in two road wins last week. Mitchem has helped the Eagles to their best conference start (4-0) since the 2001-2002 season by averaging 22.5 points and 12.0 rebounds while shooting 90 percent from the free throw line. Mitchem pumped in 19 points, including a key basket with 7 seconds left, to preserve a win against Howard Payne December 3. In that game, he also grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked 2 shots. He followed that performance with a 26-point, 11-rebound effort in a win against Sul Ross State December 5. He has posted eight double-doubles in nine games this season.
Mitchem leads the ASC in scoring (22.6) and rebounding (12.6). He ranks second in blocked shots (2.1).
Mitchem is a graduate of Northside High School where he was named All-Conference his senior campaign.