Vanderbilt basketball loses Shelton Mitchell

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Freshman guard Shelton Mitchell is the latest player to leave Vanderbilt basketball.

Head coach Kevin Stallings announced Thursday Mitchell is transferring for personal reasons after averaging 4.3 points and 3.3 assists in his only season with the Commodores.

“Shelton is a great young man from a great family and I have thoroughly enjoyed having him in our program,” said Stallings. “We wish him the very best as he moves forward with his college career.”

“I have decided to transfer from Vanderbilt for personal reasons,” said Mitchell. “I loved my basketball experience at Vanderbilt playing for Coach Stallings and his staff and with a great group of guys we have on this team. However, I feel it is in my best interests to continue my college education elsewhere.”

Vandy’s program has been plagued by transfers in recent seasons losing Sheldon Jeter, AJ Astroth and Kevin Bright all after the 2013 season.

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