Clemson coach says PG Shelton Mitchell to have surgery

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson coach Brad Brownell says point guard Shelton Mitchell will have arthroscopic knee surgery and need six weeks to recover.

Brownell said Saturday that Mitchell should be ready for individual summer workouts. Mitchell is a transfer from Vanderbilt and last year played his first season with the Tigers. He finished second on the team in scoring, averaging 10.8 points game and led Clemson with 103 assists.

Mitchell dealt with knee issues throughout the season and Brownell says having the surgery is best thing long term for the sophomore.

Brownell also says reserve guard Ty Hudson is leaving the program after two seasons. The coach says Hudson wants to find a school that better meets his needs.

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