Tony Mitchell To Play In Italy

Former Bucks small forward Tony Mitchell has signed with Italy’s Aquila Basket Trento, the team announced (translation via Sportando’s Emiliano Carchia). The terms aren’t immediately clear, but it appears as though the 25-year-old is electing to head overseas rather than try to make an NBA opening-night roster through training camp.

Mitchell’s NBA experience is brief, having appeared for a total of just 10 minutes over three games in March on a 10-day contract with Milwaukee. The Bucks didn’t re-sign him, though it seemed as though the team had at least some degree of interest in doing so. The former University of Alabama mainstay also saw time in the D-League and China this past season, and he was a prolific scorer with the D-League Select Team in summer league last month, averaging 19.0 points in 30.4 minutes per game across five contests.

The Todd Ramasar client joins more than a dozen others who played in the NBA last season and have agreed to ply their trade overseas for the coming year, as our Free Agent Tracker shows. Mitchell is not to be confused with the Tony Mitchell who has a fully guaranteed contract with the Pistons for this season.

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