Louisville's Donovan Mitchell says he's staying in NBA draft

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville sophomore Donovan Mitchell says on his Instagram account that he will forgo his final two years of eligibility and stay in the NBA draft.

Mitchell had announced on Instagram in March that he would ''test the waters'' and enter the draft pool but did not hire an agent. The 6-foot-3 guard is expected to attend next week's NBA Draft combine in Chicago and has been projected as a first-round selection.

The Cardinals' leading scorer last season (15.6 points per game) did not say on his Instagram post Friday if he would hire an agent. But he thanked Louisville fans ''for a great two years'' along with coaches and his sister Jordan before ending by saying he will give up his junior year and stay in the June 22 draft.

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