"I was on a visit there this past weekend and I told them I committed to them and I look forward to being with them," Mitchell said.
"When I was there, I watched Bobby Hurley and I've watched him coach before, but I saw the way they played, which was very fast-paced," he added. "He's a hardnosed coach and I think I need that to develop as a player and a person."
Mitchell, a 6-foot-7 forward out of Dallas (Tex.), was expected to transfer to UC-Santa Barbara, but that fell through and he began looking at other options.
"I was actually never there," he said. "I wasn't ever enrolled."
Now, Mitchell plans to enroll at Arizona State at the semester break and he told Scout that he will be eligible for the Sun Devils beginning December 11th of next year. After playing the second semester of next season, Mitchell will have two full years of eligibility remaining.
"I like how he approaches the game and as a person," Mitchell added about Hurley. "I liked how he treated his players. He gets after it. It's a tough sport, and I think I need that in my life."
Mitchell played high school basketball at Plano (Tex.) West and was regarded as a four-star prospect.
As a freshman at Ohio State, Mitchell missed the first 11 games of the seasons due to an eligibility issue. Mitchell started the last seven games of the season at Ohio State. He averaged two points and 2.8 rebounds in 12.8 minutes a game.