Demetrius "Hook" Mitchell

Demetrius "Hook" Mitchell (born September 10, 1968) attended McClymonds High School in Oakland where he excelled in basketball. Hook was considered to be one of the greatest basketball players of all time to have never reached the NBA, due to his negative life choices.

Mitchell played streetball with future NBA stars including Jason Kidd, Gary Payton and Brian Shaw. They describe his amazing skills and unstable home life in the documentary film, Hooked: The Legend of Demetrius "Hook" Mitchell.

Mitchell was convicted of armed robbery, and after serving 51 months was released from prison in 2004. He went to the Golden State Warriors training camp, but was cut from the squad. He is the coach and founder of the Oakland Mountain Dew Xtreme, an AAU basketball team. 1

Links and References

  1. Demetrius "Hook" Mitchell on Wikipedia