2 key Texas players who entered the transfer portal today

Texas basketball is back down to eight scholarship players as two starters enter the transfer portal early this week.
Dillon Mitchell, Texas basketball
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Dillon Mitchell, Texas basketball
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On3 reported on April 15 that sophomore forward Dillon Mitchell plans to enter the transfer portal. Mitchell is the first starter for the Longhorns from last year's squad to enter the portal during the spring transfer window.

The announcement that Mitchell intends to enter the transfer portal came roughly an hour before the Hunter news later in the afternoon on Monday.

Mitchell has two years of eligibility remaining.

Along with announcing his intentions to enter the transfer portal, Mitchell also declared for the 2024 NBA Draft. He declared for the NBA Draft last spring before ultimately returning to Texas for a second year during the 2023-24 campaign.

During his two seasons at Texas, Mitchell started 71 games. He averaged 6.8 points per game, 5.6 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.8 blocks while shooting 60.2 percent from the field and 54.0 percent from the free-throw line.

Mitchell entered the 2023-24 season as a projected second round pick in the 2024 NBA Draft. While he made incremental strides as a jump shooter and a distributor/secondary ball-handler inside the arc, Mitchell still didn't develop at the level many expected him to in his second season at Texas.

Last offseason, it looked like Mitchell had improved his jump shot with some impressive highlights of him knocking down jumpers at the NBA Combine and in workouts. That part of his game didn't come around last season, though.

Mitchell's raw athleticism, versatility on the defensive end, and energetic rebounding give him upside if a team takes a flier out on him as a potential late second-round pick in the 2024 NBA Draft.

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