Mercer Athletics Honors Mitchell, Preps for Conference Run

Athletic Director Bobby Pope (left) and President William D. Underwood (right) presented Mercerian Sam Mitchell with a Spires of Higher Education portrait on Jan. 16.
Athletic Director Bobby Pope (left) and President William D. Underwood (right) presented Mercerian Sam Mitchell with a Spires of Higher Education portrait on Jan. 16.
Mercer honored Sam Mitchell, the 2006-2007 National Basketball Association Coach of the Year, a 13-year NBA veteran player and Mercer's all-time leading scorer, at halftime of the Bears' game against Florida Gulf Coast University on Jan. 16. Mercer’s all-time leading scorer is a member of the Mercer University Board of Trustees and President's Club. He was presented the Spires of Higher Education portrait by President William D. Underwood and Athletic Director Bobby Pope on behalf of the University.

Follow all the action at MercerBears.com, as the men’s and women’s basketball teams continue to battle their way through the Atlantic Sun Conferce, leading up to the Conference Championships in Nashville, March 4-7.

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