It's been less than two months since Miami native and UConn football star Jasper Howard was stabbed to death after a school dance, and now another rising athlete from Miami has become the victim of campus violence.
Alvin Mitchell, a guard for Mountain State University in W. Va., was shot multiple times early yesterday outside the school's athletic dorm.
Mitchell, 22, is in serious condition following surgery late last night. He was shot three times, according to police, in the arm, leg and chest.
The talented but troubled 6-foot-5 junior had reportedly been in an altercation with a man at a nearby convenience store just minutes before the shooting.
Mitchell, a star at Cardinal Gibbons High, had played for the University of Cincinnati but was let go after his second violation of team rules last year.
He transferred to Mountain State, where he was averaging 12.6 points per game this year.
The news of Mitchell's shooting comes just weeks after the stabbing on Oct. 18 that claimed the life of rising football star Jasper Howard. Howard, himself a football star at Edison High, was fatally stabbed during a fight after a school dance on UConn's campus.