Transfer portal grows, with freshman Martice Mitchell added to the list

Mitchell becomes the sixth Gopher to enter the portal this offseason.

The ball enters the hoop at Williams Arena on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. The Gophers defeated Vermont 90-58.

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The ball enters the hoop at Williams Arena on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. The Gophers defeated Vermont 90-58.

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Gophers’ men’s basketball freshman forward Martice Mitchell entered the transfer portal Tuesday, Verbal Commits first reported on Twitter.

Mitchell, along with the other recent transfers, doesn’t come as much of a surprise as they mainly came to Minnesota because of ties with former head coach Richard Pitino. Since Pitino’s departure, the Gophers have lost two freshmen, two sophomores, along with two juniors.

In his first season with the team, Mitchell appeared in just seven games with an average of 3.3 minutes per game. The 6-foot-10 forward scored just nine points and grabbed two boards during the regular season.

Mitchell was a four-star recruit coming out of high school and was ranked in the top-five prospects coming out of Illinois.

This is a breaking news report. More information will be added as it becomes available.