Rockets Sign Akil Mitchell

HOUSTON – Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has signed Akil Mitchell, a participant on the team’s Orlando and Las Vegas Summer League squads.

Mitchell (6-9, 230, Virginia), appeared in 133 contests and held career averages of 6.9 points on 51.9% FG shooting, 6.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists as a Virginia Cavalier. Over the course of his four year NCAA career, the power forward finished seventh in school history in rebounding (798) and fourth in games played (133).  In his senior season, Mitchell was named to the 2013-14 ACC All-Defensive Team.

In four contests at the 2014 Orlando Summer League with the Houston Rockets, Mitchell averaged 3.3 points and 4.8 rebounds in 19.5 minutes per game.  Mitchell also appeared in three games for the Rockets in the Las Vegas Summer League as the team reached the Samsung NBA Summer League Championship.