MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — After Bob Huggins’ DUI arrest and resignation as the head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers, several players left the program.
The very first player that left the team was Tre Mitchell, a 6’9 redshirt senior from Pittsburgh, PA, who transferred to Kentucky. Kentucky played four games this past week in the GLOBL JAM, an event featuring national teams from around the globe. During the event, Mitchell was outstanding, averaging 14.5 points, 8 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game.
Because of Mitchell’s success, Kentucky fans have flocked to social media to “thank Bob Huggins.” They say that Mitchell is playing for Kentucky due to Bob Huggins’ poor decision-making. All players on the West Virginia roster were given a 30 day window to transfer following Huggins’ resignation and Mitchell took advantage of that.
Fans have “thanked Bob Huggins” by saying things like, “If I ever meet Bob Huggins, I’m buying him a beer as a thank you for Tre Mitchell”, “Hey, Bob Huggins! I’m sorry about your recent problems, but thank you very much. With love, The Big Blue Nation”, and “Thank you for your graciousness Bob Huggins.”
Bob Huggins, Thank you.
That’s all I can say. https://t.co/uYrxfYsGgF
— Nicholas (@Nikki_boy731) July 17, 2023
If I ever meet Bob Huggins, I’m buying him a beer as a thank you for Tre Mitchell.
— Chris Jenkins (@ChrisJenkinsBBN) July 17, 2023
Hey, Bob Huggins! I’m sorry about your recent problems, but thank you very much.
The Big Blue Nation #BBN
— Phil Roberts (@proberts27) July 17, 2023
Thank you for your graciousness Bob Huggins🙏
— BleedBlueUK (@BleedBlueUKY) July 17, 2023
SPOTLIGHT ON: Tre Mitchell
Averaged 14.5 ppg, 8 rpg and 4.5 assists per game AND told us "I'm able to do whatever you need me to do" pic.twitter.com/g08GkvEcyW
— BBN Tonight (@BBNTonight) July 17, 2023