He’s back! Makhi Mitchell officially announces return to Arkansas
Eric Musselman’s roster for next season is continuing to take shape as he’s received another firm commitment.
Center Makhi Mitchell officially announced that he would be returning to the Razorbacks next season. He posted his announcement on Instagram with the caption “I’m back” and “Hog nation….Let’s run it back #WPS.”
Makhi Mitchell announces he’s coming back for another season on Instagram tonight! #WPS pic.twitter.com/mnJMoeDbTt
— Pig Trail Nation (@PigTrailNation) May 10, 2023
Mitchell’s decision to return may come as a surprise after his twin brother, Makhel, opted to enter the transfer portal back in early April. The two brothers had previously followed each to Maryland, Rhode Island and then Fayetteville.
Last season, Makhi was able to crack into the main rotation early on and become a reliable force down low for the Razorbacks. He appeared in all 36 games, averaging 7.0 PTS, 5.3 REB, 1.1 AST, 1.4 BLK and 66.2% FG in 20.1 minutes of action.
Mitchell’s return is huge for a team that was lacking depth and a true traditional big on the roster as things stood. He will join Trevon Brazile, Jalen Graham and incoming freshman Baye Fall in the Razorback frontcourt next season.
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