3 Transfers Duke Should Target Following Mark Mitchell News

Duke star sophomore Mark Mitchell is leaving ahead of next season. Here are three candidates in the transfer portal to replace him.
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Duke fans received shocking news on Tuesday that their starting forward Mark Mitchell has entered the transfer portal. Mitchell was a former five-star recruit for the Blue Devils and was an integral part of Duke's Elite Eight run this season, taking on tough defensive assignments and providing solid two-way play.

Entering his junior year, Mitchell's experience could have proven to be very valuable for Duke next season as they receive one of the most loaded freshman classes in recent memory. Mitchell, who saw his offensive load reduced during the NCAA Tournament, may have opted for a larger role elsewhere where he could start and get more touches as he tries to make his way into the NBA.

Duke will have six incoming freshmen for the 2024-25 season, headlined by the best player in the country, Cooper Flagg. They also have the no. 2 ranked prospect Khaman Maluach who could make a very intriguing frontcourt duo with Flagg. Isaiah Evans, Kon Knueppel, Darren Harris, and Patrick Ngongba round out the most talented recruiting class in the nation.

However, the Blue Devils will need some experienced upperclassmen. Kyle Filipowski and Jared McCain are likely headed to the NBA. Jeremy Roach is graduating but could return for a fifth year due to COVID-19 rules. Tyrese Proctor is likely returning but now that Mitchell is also gone, more experienced players are needed to make the rest of the rotation.

Fortunately for Duke, they will have some options in the transfer portal. New players hit the portal every day, and they could find a decent replacement there. Here are a few options.