One of the state's top basketball prospects has reopened his recruiting trail.
Plano West senior Mickey Mitchell has decommitted from Ohio State University, officially announcing his decision via Twitter Thursday evening. Mitchell had verbally pledged to the Buckeyes in August 2013 prior to the start of his junior year.
Mitchell has long been considered one of the top basketball players in the country for the Class of 2015, tabbed as a consensus top-five prospect in the nation following a banner freshman campaign at Prestonwood Christian Academy when he averaged 10.1 points and 3.7 assists for the TAPPS 5A State Champions.
A knee injury sustained on the football field derailed Mitchell's entire sophomore season on the hard court, and upon transferring to Plano West last year, back issues sidelined him for all but seven games during his junior year.
The 6-foot-7, 220-pound four-star prospect has enjoyed a clean bill of health this summer though, which has included an extensive run in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League with the Texas Titans and an invite to the LeBron James Skills Academy.
Upon committing to Ohio State, Mitchell had garnered interest from schools such as Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Baylor and Duke.
I have officially decommitted from The Ohio State University and I would like to thank their coaching staff for recruiting me.— SOMI JaMITCHELL (@MickeyMitchell0) August 22, 2014