Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers just got a lot better!
Tre Mitchell, a 6’9 forward/center originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has committed to play for the Mountaineers.
Mitchell played for the Texas Longhorns last season, but prior to joining Texas, Mitchell was dominant at UMASS, where he averaged 18.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game as a sophomore. Last season, Mitchell’s production dropped dramatically, averaging 8.7 points and 4.0 rebounds, but he is an incredibly gifted athlete who will instantly be West Virginia’s most experienced, talented interior player.
It’s now likely that one of the Mountaineers’ incoming freshman – Josiah Davis, a 6’1 point guard from Teays Valley Christian School in Scott Depot, West Virginia, or Josiah Harris, a 6’7 power forward from Cleveland, Ohio – will be asked to attend prep school for a year before joining the team in 2023. It’s also possible that West Virginia could cut ties with Pat Suemnick or Jimmy Bell, who are seen as projects and not necessarily ready to produce immediately.
Landing Mitchell is only the beginning of West Virginia’s plans. Huggins and his staff have also been in contact with Courtney Ramey, a 6’3 guard who averaged 9.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steals last season as Mitchell’s teammate for the Texas Longhorns.
If Huggins can pull both Mitchell and Ramey to West Virginia, the Mountaineers will go from a low-level Big 12 Conference team to a team that could potentially do some damage in the conference and nationally.
2022-2023 Lineup with Mitchell and Ramey
PG – Kedrian Johnson/Joe Toussaint
G – Erik Stevenson
G – Courtney Ramey
F – Emmitt Matthews, Jr.
F/C – Tre Mitchell
— WVU Men's Basketball (@WVUhoops) May 13, 2022