After months of speculation, Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell has declared for the NBA Draft, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
Mitchell declares for the draft after a stellar sophomore season. The first-team All-ACC player averaged 15.6 PPG, 2.1 steals per game and shot 35% from three point land.
Although Mitchell declared for the draft, Mitchell is not signing with an agent yet. This opens the door for Mitchell to return for his junior season, if he desires. The new NBA Draft rules allow prospective draftees to enter the combine and get an evaluation, prior to the withdrawal deadline on May 24th.
Sophomore Deng Adel and junior Jaylen Johnson are also going to declare for the NBA Draft but not hire an agent, like Mitchell. Adel averaged 12.1 PPG and 4.5 rebounds per game as a small forward, while Johnson averaged eight points and 5.8 rebounds per game.