Former UVa basketball star Akil Mitchell has announced he will play with the Houston Rockets in the NBA Summer League.
Mitchell was not selected in the NBA Draft Thursday night, while former teammate Joe Harris was picked by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the third pick in the second round.
The 6-foot-8 inch forward Mitchell averaged seven points and seven rebounds per game at Virginia last season, after posting 13 points and nine rebounds as a junior.
Mitchell was named to the All-ACC Defensive team in his senior season.
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