Mitchell Ballock is glad to be a Bluejay

Posted at 6:46 PM, Jul 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-08 19:46:02-04

You might think that top high school hooper in the state of Kansas would stay at home and become a Jayhawk. But for incoming Creighton freshman guard, Mitchell Ballock, the choice to become a Bluejay just felt right.

"I just felt like my game would translate in Creighton's style more to help me with my future," said Ballock, a Eudora, KS native.

Ballock was ranked as a four-star recruit coming out of high school. He averaged 25.4 points and 8.6 rebounds per game during his high school career, good enough to be named the 2016-17 Gatorade Kansas boys' basketball player of the year.

Now in Omaha, Ballock is focused on improving his game and making an immediate impact for Greg McDermott's team.

"I want to get into the rotation as a freshman," Ballock said. "I want to be in the rotation and get minutes and help contribute to our success."