Notre Dame Basketball

Tre Mitchell Keeping His Options Open

January 22, 2019
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Tre Mitchell felt like he hadn’t been playing his best coming into the HoopHall Classic here at Springfield College this weekend, but he changed that, scoring 26 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in Woodstock Academy’s 89-79 win over Montverde Academy (Fla.) on Sunday.

“The past couple of games I’ve been kind of off,” the 2019 Connecticut forward said afterward. “I was focusing on getting back in here and just providing for my team and playing for them. That’s all it really was.”

The win was the 26th straight for Woodstock.

“Just keep the streak alive really,” Mitchell added of the team’s goals. “This was a tough team and we just came ready to play.”

As for recruiting, Mitchell has dozens of offers from some of the nation’s top programs, including Notre Dame, UConn, Louisville, Illinois, Iowa State, Pitt, Xavier, Georgia Tech, Minnesota, Vanderbilt and Tennessee among others.

“Right now, I’m just keeping everything open and letting people come in as they please, just seeing where it goes,” said Mitchell.

Mitchell took an official visit to South Bend back in September.

“I enjoyed my visit,” he said. “I liked the whole thing; the atmosphere, the players, the coaches. It was just a good feel.”

He said he and Notre Dame are “still in the same place.”

“They talk to me every once in a while,” he continued. “We’re just waiting until the season ends to figure everything out.”

A week after the trip to Notre Dame, he took an official to UConn.

“UConn, I kind of felt the same way I did about Notre Dame,” he said. “I loved the atmosphere and you could tell everybody there was really involved with the basketball team and really supports them.”

Mitchell said new schools are still coming in, but declined to list them for fear of leaving anybody out.

“Like I said, I’m still keeping everything wide open and letting everybody come in,” he reiterated.

He thinks he could take more visits after his season, but added, “I don’t really know what I’m doing yet, so I’m just leaving it open.”

He’s also leaving his timeline for a decision open.

“I’m just playing it by ear really.”

 
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