Louisville sophomore Donovan Mitchell has decided to sign with an agent and forgo his final two years of college eligibility to enter the NBA draft.
Mitchell had previously said he would test the NBA draft process, but after gathering information he has decided to leave.
Multiple NBA executives told ESPN that Mitchell is a likely first-round pick.
“I want to thank the Louisville fans for a great two years,” Mitchell told ESPN. “I want to thank all the coaches and everyone on the staff for helping me to become the young man that I am today.
“I have decided to forgo my junior season and stay in the NBA Draft.”
An athletic combo guard, Mitchell averaged 15.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists last season.
He proved he could shoot the ball from the perimeter this past year and also that he could run the point guard position, doing so when Quentin Snider was injured and out of the lineup.