Baylor Guard Davion Mitchell Declares for NBA Draft


Baylor guard Davion Mitchell is hiring an agent and will declare for the NBA draft, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. Mitchell was a key player in Baylor's NCAA men's championship run and is a potential lottery pick. 

The 6'2" playmaker later confirmed the report in a post on Instagram a week after winning the title.

The junior had 15 points and five assists in his team's win over the previously undefeated Zags to help win the men's tournament for the first time in program history. This past season, he averaged 14.0 points and 5.5 assists per game. 

He's also the first person to have 16 assists in the men's Final Four since Deron Williams accomplished the feat in 2006.

The deadline for early entrants to declare for the draft is May 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The lottery will be conducted on June 22 and will air on ESPN at 8:30 p.m. ET. 

The draft itself will be held on July 29 at 8 p.m. with the first round televised on ESPN and ABC. Both the draft and the combine will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.