Posted On: 09/27/18 1:05 PM

Manhattan guard Mitch Munsen is starting to draw interest from multiple college programs after attending a recent NAIA camp.

A 6’2 2020 shooting guard, Munsen is a gritty, tough player who dives for loose balls, defends well, and makes the team better through determination and hustle. He has also shown the abilty to hit outside shots as well.

This summer he competed for SSA Elite’s 16U elite team and says the experience has helped his game grow.

“(It) has been exceptional to me, with giving me the opportunities to play at a high level, while enjoying the game of basketball,” Munsen said. “It has prepared me for the season with the getting a ball in my hand, and getting used to playing at a high level.”

Munsen says he has spent much of the offseason focused on improving his ball handling and says he hopes tightening up that skill will help his offensive game grow.

“I feel like if I am able to handle the ball well, then I become more of a threat to score on the court,” he says.

A fan of Russell Westbrook and his aggressive mentality, Munsen says the biggest influence on his basketball career to date has been his dad.

“He always finds ways for me to improve and get better as a player on and off the court,” Munsen said.

Munsen hasn received a letter from Nebraska-Weslyen, and has talked to multiple NAIA schools while attending an NAIA camp, including Kansas Weslyen, Bethel and Ottawa.