The interesting saga that is Mickey Mitchell’s college basketball career adds another chapter today as he has announced he will be leaving the Ohio State Buckeyes program.
Mitchell’s short career at Ohio State got off to a rough start as he sat out the first ten games of the season due to an eligibility issue with the NCAA. Upon being cleared to play, he did not have as much of an impact as was initially expected.
In his 23 appearances for the Buckeyes, Mitchell averaged just 2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per game, and was a starter in only seven of his appearances. In what is now his last game at Ohio State, Mitchell went scoreless from the field as the Buckeyes fell to Florida in the secnd round of the NIT earlier this month.
The news of Mickey Mitchell’s decision to transfer comes just one day after fellow freshman Daniel Giddens announced that he was also leaving the program. Giddens and Mitchell are the second and third players from Ohio State’s 2015 recruiting class to transfer, as Austin Grandstaff left the program in December of 2015.
2016 has without a doubt become a crucial year for Thad Matta and his incoming recruits.
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