Star taps Tony Mitchell as Commissioner’s Cup reinforcement



Former Detroit Pistons forward Tony Mitchell is set to reinforce the Star Hotshots when the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup kicks off on March 17.

Listed at 6-9, the 24-year-old Mitchell is known for his above-the-rim plays, who can provide instant perimeter offense and solid defensive presence for a Star side, that reached the semifinals during the first conference of Chito Victolero as head coach.

“Fina-finalize na lang ni (team manager) Alvin (Patrimonio) yung kontrata, pero na-approve na namin so siguro mga between March 3 or 4 ang dating niya dito,” Star board governor Rene Pardo told FOX Sports on Tuesday.

The amiable Star team executive has high hopes that Mitchell can help the Hotshots reach the Finals come the mid-season conference. – FOX Sports Asia

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