The first of three post-season transfers from the Ohio State basketball team has found a new home. Mickey Mitchell is headed to UC Santa Barbara, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Mitchell will have to sit out next season and has three years of eligibility remaining.
Ohio state transfer Mickey Mitchell is headed to UCSB.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 3, 2016
Mitchell was one of three members of the Buckeyes' 2015 recruiting class to transfer after this past season. Daniel Giddens and A.J. Harris are also both on the move. Austin Grandstaff, also in that 2015 class, transferred to Oklahoma in December.
After an eligibility issue held Mitchell out for Ohio State's first 10 games of the season, he appeared in 23 games for the Buckeyes making seven starts. Mitchell — a native of Plano, Texas — averaged 2.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per game.
UCSB finished 19-14 last season and went 11-5 in the Big West under longtime head coach Bob Williams.
According to Goodman, a former AAU teammate of Mitchell's, Grant Troutt, plays for UCSB.
The Mickey Mitchell connection to UCSB is that one of his buddies from Texas Titans AAU team, Grant Troutt, is on Santa Barbara team.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 3, 2016