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Former Maryland forward transfers to Georgia Tech

Friday, June 13, 2014 9:15am
  • Charles Mitchell is a big pick-up for Brian Gregory and Georgia Tech (AP)
     Charles Mitchell is a big pick-up for Brian Gregory and Georgia Tech (AP)

Just a week after former Yellow Jacket Robert Carter named Maryland as his transfer destination, a former Terrapin forward opted to find a new home at Georgia Tech. Atlanta native Charles Mitchell will remain in the ACC after deciding to head back to his hometown to play for Brian Gregory’s team:

Mitchell averaged 17 points per game during his senior year at Wheeler High School before heading to Maryland. He saw immediate action with the Terps and quickly established himself as a strong rebounder. During his sophomore year, he started 10 games and averaged 6.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game on the year. 

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mitchell is transferring to be closer to his ailing grandmother, meaning he’ll likely be granted a hardship waiver from the NCAA to play this coming season. He has two years of eligibility remaining and will be a candidate to start for Tech as soon as he steps on the court.