Texas freshman ahead Dillon Mitchell is coming into the NBA Draft whereas sustaining his school eligibility, per his social media.
Mitchell began all of Texas’ 38 video games this season because the Longhorns superior to the Elite Eight earlier than shedding to Miami. As a real freshman, Mitchell averaged 4.3 factors and three.9 rebounds in 17.4 minutes per recreation. Whereas his offensive recreation was comparatively restricted, Mitchell was an impactful defender towards opposing wings and forwards.
Previous to enrolling at Texas, Mitchell was a extremely touted recruit, being named the No. 5 prospect within the Class of 2022, per the 247 Sports activities Composite. The Tampa, Florida product was additionally a McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Model All American.
Mitchell may very well be the sixth offseason departure from the Texas roster — Texas might be shedding graduate guards Marcus Carr and Sir’Jabari Rice together with senior forwards Timmy Allen and Christian Bishop, as they haven’t any remaining school eligibility. Sophomore guard Tyrese Hunter has additionally entered the NBA Draft whereas sustaining collegiate eligibility.
The NCAA early entry withdrawal deadline to return to varsity, ought to Mitchell select to take action, is Could 31.