Tre Mitchell available to play against Arkansas

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For the first time since Feb. 13 against Ole Miss, Kentucky fifth-year forward Tre Mitchell is available to play for the Wildcats.

Head coach John Calipari made the news official during his pregame radio segment with Tom Leach. Mitchell has sat out Kentucky’s last four games with a left shoulder injury. He’ll come off the bench for the Wildcats’ Saturday afternoon rematch with Arkansas inside Rupp Arena.

“I believe he’s gonna play,” Calipari said, adding that Mitchell has only practiced two days this week. “He won’t start but I’ll put him in at some point at that four.”

Kentucky is 4-2 this season without Mitchell (he also sat out two additional games due to a lingering back injury) and has won two very tough games in back-to-back outings without him. That being said, getting the seasoned veteran back on the floor with a few regular-season games left is a great sign for the upcoming postseason stretch.

Mitchell is Kentucky’s fourth-leading scorer at 12 points per game on 49.7 percent overall shooting. He also contributes 7.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.1 blocks in a team-high 33.1 minutes per contest.

Tipoff against Arkansas is set for 1:30 p.m. EST on CBS.

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