Locally born and bred, Mitch Norton has been a Croc in the making seemingly his whole life. Mitch began going to Crocs trainings to help out, keep score and rebound for players on the team since 2000. Ian Stacker took him under his wing as an 8 year old and has kept in touch with Mitch through his junior career, AIS scholarship and his budding NBL career.
Mitch has improved his stats in points and rebounding categories in each season in the NBL so far. His NBL career was slow to start due to a foot injury, meaning he could only play 5 games in 2012.
Norton led the league in FT percentage in 2014 with a staggering 88.5%.
Mitch last season was given more minutes under Shawn Dennis with Norton continuing to prove every single game.
During the 2015/16 season, Norton was given the starting point guard role after his development the previous season.
Midway through the season, Norton was given club captaincy after the club parted way with Brian Conklin.
Ironically, Norton’s first game as captain was his 100th game in the NBL against Melbourne United after Conklin was suspended.
After the 2015/16 season concluded, Norton along with teammate Clint Steindl were named in an extended Australian Boomers squad for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Mitch has represented Australia in both U17 and U19 World Championships as well as at the World University Games in Russia, where he took silver with current team mate Clint Steindl.
The Norton’s hold a unique tradition at the local Currajong State school, where father Paul, Mitch and younger brother Max have all been School Captains.
Mitch played for local club Blackstars throughout his junior and A Grade career.