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Louisville's Donovan Mitchell Declares For NBA Draft, Won't Hire Agent

Donovan Mitchell, Louisville's 2016-17 leading scorer, will test the NBA Draft waters, but will not hire an agent. He made the announcement on his Instagram page moments ago.

The post comes after Mitchell told ESPN's Jeff Goodman about his decision.

Mitchell had a breakout season for the Cardinals as a sophomore, leading the team in minutes per game (32.3), points per game (15.6), and steals per game (2.1). He also grabbed 4.9 rebounds and dished out 2.7 assists per contest. Mitchell was an All-ACC First Team and ACC All-Defensive Team honoree this season, leading the league in steals. He also received one vote each for conference Player of the Year and Most Improved Player. By not hiring an agent, Mitchell can choose to return to college for his junior year after participating in the NBA combine and workout for teams. Based on his comments after Louisville's NCAA Tournament loss to Michigan, it seems like there's a fair chance that he ultimately chooses to return to school.

However, a lot of it will depend on what feedback Mitchell receives from NBA teams on his prospects.

Mitchell led the Cardinals with 19 points, seven rebounds, and five assists in 37 minutes against the Wolverines.