Tre Mitchell is joining John Calipari in Kentucky.
The Wildcats officially landed a commitment from Mitchell on Monday, less than a week after he entered the transfer portal from West Virginia following longtime coach Bob Huggins’ resignation.
“Tre is from Pittsburgh and I’ve known him for years,” Calipari . “This was a unique situation, but as soon as he put his name in the portal, he was a player I knew we needed to pursue. He brings leadership, experience, size and versatility and is a great fit for what we want to do. I know this is a win for us and I believe this will be a win for him too. We are excited to have him as a part of our program.”
Kentucky marks the fourth school that Mitchell will play for. He spent two seasons at UMass before transferring to Texas. He then transferred to West Virginia, where he averaged 11.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game last season.
Mitchell was one of three Mountaineers players to enter the transfer portal in recent days after Huggins’ resignation earlier this month. on June 16 after police said they found his car blocking a road with the driver-side door open and one of the tires shredded. He reportedly blew a .210 on a breathalyzer and failed a field sobriety test. It marked Huggins’ second DUI.
The incident came about a month after by West Virginia for .
Huggins then resigned and said he plans to retire. He was the winningest active head coach in college basketball with 935 career wins before he stepped down after coaching at Walsh, Akron, Cincinnati, Kansas State and West Virginia. He reached the Final Four twice and won 10 conference tournament titles.
as Huggins’ interim replacement. Kerr Kriisa, who also entered the transfer portal, after Eilert’s promotion. Joe Toussaint is still in the transfer portal.
Kentucky went 22-12 last season and lost in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Calipari, who will enter his 15th season with the Wildcats this fall, hasn’t led a team out of the first weekend of the tournament since 2019.