WVU head coach Bob Huggins was able to make magic work once again in the transfer portal, as the team signed Texas transfer Tre Mitchell on Friday morning.
“Tre gives us a much-needed presence inside who we can throw the ball to,” Huggins said in a statement. “He is a big-time Power 5 starter who is extremely experienced. Tre can score and rebound the basketball, and we are excited to get him here.”
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.
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.