It's amazing what a year can do to a rugby league career.
'Trell' only returned to full field sessions on Tuesday this week, hitting the ground running two months after lifting the trophy at Old Trafford alongside his fellow Kangaroos.
Just a fortnight away from the annual All-Stars clash, Jason Demetriou is excited to see what Latrell can produce after a strong showing at training.
“Latrell's maturity over the last 12 months has been there to see, and it's been evident with how he's returned - he's come back in the best shape he's been in,” Souths coach Jason Demetriou told The Sydney Morning Herald.
"He'll be close to match fitness by the time they go away. It's an important week, he's a leader in the Indigenous community, he's very well respected and looked up to, and it will be great to see him running around.
“Like all teams at this time of year, we have work to do with our execution and connection, but Latrell's energy has been outstanding.”
He isn't the only bloke with the surname Mitchell to catch eyes this off-season, though.
Older brother Shaq created massive headlines, literally, last season when detailing his career-saving weight loss before making his All-Stars debut, and it's a different Shaquai we'll be seeing again this season.
“I arrived here for pre-season training at the start of last season about 125kg, dropped to 118kg, then added some muscle and played just over 120kg,” Shaq said.
“Now I'm down to about 116kg, which is the lightest I've been in a long time.
“The goal is to play more. I don't like taking free hands out, I work hard for my success, and that's how I want to keep it. There's so much talent in this squad, we're all competing for spots, that's the name of the game, and all I can do is keep pushing.”
Both brothers are expected to be named in the Indigenous All-Stars' 20-man squad alongside captain and assistant coach Cody Walker.