Donovan Mitchell transferring from Wake Forest

The sophomore forward never found a consistent role in his two seasons with coach Danny Manning's Deacons

Donovan Mitchell (2) fights for a rebound with Georgia Tech's Brandon Alston and Evan Cole during a game this season (Jason Getz/USA TODAY Sports)

  Wake Forest sophomore Donovan Mitchell, who never found a consistent role during his two seasons with the Deacons, has announced his decision to transfer from the program.

  The 6-foot-8, 218-pound forward from Clovis, Calif., played in 30 games of his team’s 31 games off the bench in 2017-18, averaging 2.9 points and 2.2 rebounds in 11.3 minutes per game.

  Mitchell’s best game came early in the season when he hit for 10 points in just nine minutes of a win against UNC Greensboro on Nov. 23. He had a season-high seven rebounds against NC State on Feb. 17.

  “We want to thank Donovan for his contribution to our program over the past two seasons,” Wake coach Danny Manning said. “We wish him good luck wherever he chooses to continue his academic and athletic pursuits.”

  Mitchell is the third member of Manning’s 2016 recruiting class to leave the program. Forward Rich Washington, who redshirted this season because of injury, announced his intention to transfer two weeks ago while big man Sam Japhet-Mathias was dismissed from the program during the season.

 Despite the departures, the Deacons should be well-stocked in the frontcourt next season with the addition of incoming freshmen Jaylen Hoard — Manning’s first five-star signee — and 6-8 forward Isaiah Mucius.