Duke transfer Mark Mitchell commits to Missouri

League: NCAA Basketball

Posted on: 19 Apr, 2024 at 06:05 PM

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Former Duke forward Mark Mitchell is transferring to Missouri, he confirmed to 247 Sports on Friday.

A two-year starter for the Blue Devils, the 6-foot-9 rising junior entered the transfer portal on April 9.

Mitchell, 20, was ranked as the No. 9 overall player in the portal by 247 Sports.

He posted career averages of 10.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 68 games (67 starts) at Duke.

The Blue Devils are in good shape despite losing several key players to the portal or the 2024 NBA Draft, including Jeremy Roach, Kyle Filipowski, Jared McCain, Christian Reeves, Jaylen Blakes and Jaden Schutt.

TJ Power entered the transfer portal on Thursday and fellow freshman forward Sean Stewart announced Friday on Instagram that he is following suit after one season at Duke.

"I am grateful to have fulfilled a dream to play for the Blue Devils! I made some great memories that I will always cherish," Stewart wrote. "I have decided for my continued growth and development of my basketball goals, I will be entering the transfer portal."

Stewart averaged 2.6 points and 3.2 rebounds in 33 games off the bench.

Coach Jon Scheyer added a trio of five-star forwards to the roster in the incoming class: Cooper Flagg, ranked by the 247Sports as the No. 1 player in the 2024 class, Isaiah Evans (No. 12) and Kon Knueppel (No. 17).

Four-star center Patrick Ngongba II (No. 18) and four-star forward Darren Harris (No. 51), teammates at Paul VI Catholic in Fairfax, Va., also have signed letters of intent.

Committed to Duke but yet to sign is five-star prospect Khaman Maluach of South Africa, ranked as the top center and No. 3 overall player in the class, per 247Sports.

Duke finished the 2023-24 season with a 27-9 record (15-5 Atlantic Coast Conference). The Blue Devils advanced to the South Region final of the NCAA Tournament, losing to tourney Cinderella North Carolina State, 76-64.

Missouri had a disappointing 8-24 season in 2023-24, going winless in the Southeastern Conference (0-18) just one year after finishing 25-10 and reaching the second round of the 2023 NCAA tourney.

--Field Level Media