UofL BASKETBALL | Mitchell To Remain in NBA Draft

05/05/2017 09:44 PM

Louisville sophomore guard Donovan Mitchell announced on Friday that he will remain in the 2017 NBA Draft, forgoing his final two seasons at UofL.

Mitchell broke the news on his Instagram page saying:

“I want to thank Card Nation for a great two years… I want to thank all the coaches from Coach Arjay to Coach Smith and everyone on the Louisville staff for helping me become the man that I am today and of course my sister Jordan who I love more than anything … with that being said I have decided to forgo my junior season and stay in the 2017 NBA Draft #L1C4 #BeHumble”

Many mock drafts have Mitchell being selected in the first round.

This past March, the guard revealed that would declare for the NBA Draft, although he left open the possibility of returning to school after not hiring an agent.

Mitchell led the Cardinals in scoring last season, averaging 15.6 points per game.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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