NCAA Men's Basketball

Louisville G Mitchell stays in NBA Draft

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(TSX / STATS) -- University of Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell is staying in the NBA Draft, opting to sign with an agent and forgo his final two years of college eligibility.

Mitchell announced his decision Friday in a post on his Instagram account.

"I want to thank Card Nation for a great two years," Mitchell wrote while thanking Louisville's coaching staff and his family. "I have decided to forego my junior season and stay in the 2017 NBA Draft."

The 6-foot-3 Mitchell averaged a team-leading 15.6 points to go with 2.7 assists as a sophomore, guiding the Cardinals to a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

An All-ACC First Team selection, Mitchell shot 42 percent overall from the floor and 37.1 percent from 3-point range last season.

Mitchell is among 67 players expected to participate in the NBA scouting combine next week in Chicago, the NBA announced Friday. Yahoo! Sports reported that he will sign with Ty Sullivan of Creative Artists Agency.

Updated May 5, 2017