Ohio State freshman forward Mickey Mitchell has asked for his release from the program, a team spokesman confirmed for Eleven Warriors on Tuesday. Mitchell is expected to transfer, according to multiple reports.
Ohio State's Mickey Mitchell will transfer, source told @CBSSports. Three years of eligibility remaining.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 29, 2016
Ohio State freshman Mickey Mitchell has requested his release and will transfer, sources told ESPN. https://t.co/uoYv89WOxM— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) March 29, 2016
Ohio State's Mickey Mitchell will transfer from Ohio State, a source told Scout.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) March 29, 2016
Mitchell becomes Ohio State's second transfer in as many days. Freshman center Daniel Giddens asked for his release Monday. Mitchell is the third member of Ohio State's five-man freshman class in 2015 to transfer from the program. Austin Grandstaff transferred back in December.
After an eligibility issue held Mitchell out for Ohio State's first 10 games of the season, Mitchell appeared in 23 games for the Buckeyes making seven starts. He averaged 2.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per game.
Mitchell, a native of Plano, Texas, came to Ohio State as a four-star prospect — one of five in Ohio State's 2015 class. He displayed a unique passing ability, but struggled a bit with the rest of his offensive game.