No decision on the status of Maryland sophomore Charles Mitchell will be made on Wednesday as head coach Mark Turgeon is out on the road recruiting, a Maryland spokesman confirms to Comcast SportsNet.
Turgeon said following an incident involving Mitchell on Tuesday night against Virginia Tech that the forward's status for Sunday's regular-season finale against Virginia was undetermined. Turgeon's recruiting schedule now delays the meeting between the two that was set to take place on Wednesday and, thus, the final decision.
As for the incident, Mitchell did not return to the bench with his teammates for the start of the second half against Virginia Tech after he was sent to the locker room by Turgeon. The coach was short in his comments about it postgame.
“Im not going to get into details, but it was just something that just had to have some discipline involved,” he said. “I asked him to go to the locker room.”
Mitchell returned to the bench with special assistant Juan Dixon part of the way through the second half and participated in team huddles during timeouts while wearing his team-issued warmups.
News of the decision's delay were also reported by Don Markus of the Baltimore Sun and Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post.