Longhorns lose starters Hunter, Mitchell to portal

  • Jeff Borzello, ESPN

    • Personnel WriterApr 15, 2024, 05:18 PM ET Close Basketball recruiting insider.
    • Signed up with ESPN in 2014.
    • Graduate of University of Delaware.Two starting members of the Texas basketball group– point player Tyrese Hunter and forward Dillon Mitchell– are making their method to the transfer portal.Mitchell, a versatile 6-foot-8 sophomore who likewise plans to enter the NBA draft, announced his plans Monday on X. He was ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the 2022 class coming out of high school. He stopped working to carve out a consistent function during his very first season in Austin, but took a significant step forward as a sophomore under Rodney Terry. pic.twitter.com/YDtAQVMH76!.?.!— Dillon Mitchell( @Dillonmit_23)April 15, 2024 Hunter, on the other hand, validated to ESPN the news of his plans

      12 throughout his profession, beginning 106 games over three seasons at Texas and Iowa State. He averaged double figures in scoring all 3 seasons, consisting of 11.1 points on 45.2 %shooting and 34.3% 3-point shooting this past season– career highs across the board.Hunter had a 30-point, 7-assist effort against Oklahoma in the regular-season ending and back-to-back 20-point trips against UNC Greensboro and Texas Tech in late December and early January.Editor’s Picks The 6-foot Wisconsin local is also a capable supplier and defender

      , balancing more

      than four assists and one steal per game.During this past season, Terry utilized Mitchell’s length and athleticism all across the frontcourt, and Mitchell responded

      by establishing himself as one of the best rebounders in the Huge 12, a player who could defend several positions and among the league’s most efficient players inside the arc.Mitchell averaged 9.6 points and 7.5 rebounds throughout his 2nd season at Texas, shooting 58.5%from the field. He was at his best early in the season, when he chose 21 points and 8 rebounds against UConn and tallied 5 double-doubles in his very first 11 games.Once considered a guaranteed first-round NBA draft choice, Mitchell is now No. 71 in ESPN’s NBA draft rankings.Texas has actually had early success in the portal this spring, landing previous Indiana State guards

      Julian Larry and Jayson Kent, and Arkansas transfer Tramon Mark.

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