Bev Mitchell

Bev MitchellAthlete • Inducted 2008

Bev Mitchell led the Kansans in scoring, averaging 20.1 points per game in 1973, and his 23-point average against conference opponents led the league. Mitchell’s play helped JCCC to a school record 25 wins and a record 16-game winning streak. The Kansans were ranked all season and finished seventh in the final NJCAA poll. Mitchell also became the school’s second player to top 1,000 points in a career, reaching 1,061, an average of 18.3 per game over his career. In the 1972-73 season, Mitchell earned second-team NJCAA All-American, first-team All-Region VI and first-team All-Jayhawk Conference honors. He also was voted team MVP. As a freshman, Mitchell averaged 17.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, helping the Kansans to a 23-9 record and a conference title, the first in school history. Mitchell continued his career at Eastern Illinois University. In 1974-75, Mitchell was voted team MVP, and led the Panthers to a 20-8 record, a third-place finish in the Great Lakes Regional, and was named to the All-Great Lakes Regional Team. Mitchell averaged 13.7 points per game that season. As a junior at EIU, Mitchell averaged 17.0 points per game in 17 games.