Source: DeShawn Mitchell leaving Rider
Mitchell, a transfer from UNLV, had clashed repeatedly with the coaching staff, according to the source, who wasn't authorized to speak for the team because an official move hasn't been made. Mitchell will remain at Rider at least for the remainder of the semester. The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 1.6 points per game as a freshman at UNVL before transferring.
Mitchell, a former high school standout at Monmouth and Oak Hill academies, will be the third Rider player this spring to leave the program with eligibility remaining. Sophomore forward Jermaine Jackson and freshman guard Carl Johnson both transferred, opening up scholarships that Rider will fill with incoming freshman Tommy Pereira and Virginia transfer Jeff Jones.
The Broncs, coming off a 17-16 season in which they fell short of lofty expectations, have a highly regarded recruiting class coming in. Rider has signed letters of intent from 6-7 power forward Danny Stewart and 6-4 combo guard Anthony Myles, and a verbal commitment from Pereira, a 6-2 shooting guard from Nottingham, England.
Mitchell's departure gives coach Tommy Dempsey one additional scholarship, which the team may fill with another transfer.