P1FCU Prep Athlete of the Week: Amil Mitchell
LAPWAI, ID —
National Basketball Association (NBA) games are 48-minutes long, compared to 32-minute high school games.
In the history of the NBA, only four players have recorded a quadruple-double.
But at Lapwai, this week’s P1FCU Prep Athlete of the Week did it in less time.
Over the course of Lapwai senior guard Amil Mitchell’s high school basketball career, she’s made a lot of history.
Aside from winning multiple state championships, one feat stands out.
“I was shocked,” Mitchell said. “Knowing that I made my dad proud is what got me really, worked up about it that I actually did something that nobody else could do.”
On Jan. 9, 2018, in the game against the Potlatch Loggers, she had a night to remember.
She scored 17-points, had 10 assists, 11 steals, and 11 rebounds.
In other words, a quadruple-double.
“[Coach] was like ‘Amil, you did it!’” She said. “You got a quadruple-double!”
Going into that game, she felt like it was a good week.
“The day before at practice, my goal was a triple-double and [coach] was talking about how hard it is to get a triple-double,” She said. “When I got the quadruple-double, I was like whoa.. I did something past my goal that I set for myself.”
Quad-doubles aren’t her only claim to high school basketball fame.
She also has been a part of the Lapwai dynasty, a team that’s won three-straight state titles.
“When I won my first one, I was surprised. I didn’t know how to feel. I was like, oh my God, I won my first state title as a freshman. What do I do? Who do I hug? Where do I go to?
“My sophomore year, I was like yes. We did it again. We’re making a statement.
“And last year, it was sad because I grew up playing with all those girls. And I was like this is the last time I’m ever playing with you guys again.”
Once she graduates, there isn’t exactly one memory that stands out to her.
“Making history. I mean, I did it with all my closest friends,” Mitchell said.