Bob Huggins and his coaching staff continues to rebuild WVU’s basketball program from the transfer portal as they received a commitment from Texas transfer Tre Mitchell. Mitchell has also signed his National Letter of Intent with West Virginia.
WVU’s basketball program confirmed the commitment on their social media accounts.
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Mitchell (6-foot-9, 240 pounds) averaged 8.7 points and 4.0 rebounds during his only season in Austin. In February, Mitchell took a leave of absence from the program for personal reasons, not returning to the team for the remainder of the season. The Pittsburgh native is a two-time All-Atlantic 10 Team recipient. Mitchell averaged 18.0 points and 7.2 rebounds in two seasons at Massachusetts.
The former Longhorn has played West Virginia once in his career, this past season on Jan. 1, finishing with six points and three rebounds in just 22 minutes of play. Texas went on to win that game in Austin 74-59.
Mitchell has two years of eligibility remaining and will need a waiver from the NCAA to become eligible for the 2022-23 season.
With the commitment from Mitchell, West Virginia is over the limit of scholarship players for the 2022-23 season, which means someone will have to give up their spot in order to make room for Mitchell.
WV Sports Now will keep up to date with the latest recruiting and transfer portal news during the offseason.