Mitchell junior guard Jake Driscoll, who has been absent from the Mustangs lineup for six games after contracting mono over the holiday break, is eyeing a return to the court on Tuesday when Mitchell travels to Fivay.
That would be the best possible scenario according to Mustangs coach Jared St. Charles.
Driscoll was hoping to be able to play this week after practicing with the team last Saturday and on Monday but started feeling ill again on Monday night.
"I think he's gotten out of the heavy stuff," St. Charles said. "But he has to feel good after doing the workouts. To go back into having the cold sweats and the fever, that's putting him back. We were hoping he could maybe play some this week. Now we're shooting again for Tuesday, but that's not set in stone by any means."
St. Charles said that Driscoll has been fine the rest of the week and will return to practice tomorrow. Driscoll will miss Mitchell's game tonight at Hudson. If the 6-foot scorer can get through Monday's practice without any ill effects, he'll be available for the Mustangs on Tuesday.
"Hopefully," St. Charles said, "I get the good news on Tuesday."
Driscoll has missed almost a month of school and is hoping to return to classes on Monday. Since losing Driscoll's services, the Mustangs (9-9) have gone 2-4 and are currently on a four-game losing streak.
Driscoll is the North Suncoast's leading scorer, averaging 24.1 points and 8.1 rebounds through 11 games.