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Tre Mitchell enters transfer portal, gets a Kentucky prediction, and visiting this weekend

This is moving at lightspeed for Kentucky.

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According to 247 Sports reporter Travis Branham, West Virginia forward Tre Mitchell will visit Kentucky Basketball this weekend.

Mitchell is now officially in the transfer portal after declaring his intention to enter it on Thursday.

Jon Rothstein adds that Kentucky is a “strong destination” for Mitchell.

Time to wrap this up.

Well, this is a big one, at least depending on who you listen to.

This week, buzz has been building that West Virginia Mountaineers forward Tre Mitchell would not only enter the transfer portal, but he would also be a potential target for the Kentucky Wildcats.

At least half of that is true, as Mitchell is, in fact, entering the transfer portal, according to Justin Jackson of the Dominion Post.

But oh, it gets better, as Kentucky got about as good of a prediction to land Mitchell as you can hope for from the wise Andrew Slater.

The Athletic’s Kyle Tucker noted that the recent retirement of head coach Bob Huggins and Mitchell being a graduate transfer makes this possible. Mitchell should be immediately eligible for next season, though it’s unclear if he’d be able to make the 2023 Globl Jam.

Originally a class of 2019 recruit, Mitchell began his career at UMass, John Calipari’s old stomping grounds. Mitchell, like Calipari, is also a Pittsburgh native.

After two standout years with the Minuteman, Mitchell transferred to Texas for the 2021-22 season, where he averaged 8.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 0.7 blocks, and 0.7 steals across 24 games in 18.6 minutes per outing.

Mitchell then entered the portal once more and spent this past season in Morgantown, averaging 11.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, 0.6 blocks, 0.8 steals, and 1.8 assists per game while shooting 47% from the field and 36.4% from three-point range on 2.9 attempts per game.

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