West Virginia transfer Tre Mitchell committed to Kentucky on Monday afternoon after completing his visit to Lexington. Mitchell posted his commitment on social media, leaving a message for WVU fans.
“Mountaineers!! I can’t thank you enough for the love and support you’ve shown. You guys are truly one of a kind. I have a dream and I have the opportunity to live it out. I’ve gotta think about my future and ensure myself the best opportunity to follow that dream. I know you guys will understand, if not today then you will one day. WVU will always hold a special place in my heart but it’s time to bet on myself. I love y’all more than you know, I know everyone has their own opinions on my decision, but like I said I’ve gotta bet on myself. I wish WVU hoops the best of luck, I’II ALWAYS be a fan of mountaineer nation!”
Mitchell officially entered the transfer portal on Friday as WVU didn’t have a decision on a new head coach at the time. The University promoted assistant Josh Eilert as interim head coach. Mitchell, as well as other departures Joe Toussaint and Mohamed Wague, have all expressed that they’re considering a return to WVU in their processes.
Mitchell (6-foot-9) appeared in all 34 games for West Virginia this past season. The Texas transfer averaged 11.7 points and 5.5 rebounds on 47 percent shooting from the field and 36 percent shooting from three. Mitchell was a consistent starter who helped return WVU to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2021. Mitchell skipped out on declaring for the NBA draft to return to West Virginia for his final year of eligibility but that changed with the coaching search looming.
Mitchell has one year of eligibility remaining.
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