Baylor guard Davion Mitchell reportedly declared for the 2021 NBA Draft on Wednesday, as some consider the junior to be a first-round pick.
Mitchell, a guard, averaged 14.1 points for the season, along with shooting 51 percent from the field and 44 percent from the 3-point line. He was named the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year, earned All-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Honors, along with selection to the All-Big 12 Defensive Team and the All-Big 12 First Team.
Mitchell and the Bears won the National Championship on Monday night, a first in school history for the men’s basketball program.
He reportedly plans to hire an agent, so he would surrender his remaining two years of eligibility (Mitchell received an extra year due to COVID-19). But several mock drafts have Mitchell going in the first round.
Mitchell grew into one of the best overall players in the Big 12 this season. In his third season in Waco (he spent his first on the bench as a transfer), he helped lead the Bears to a No. 2 national ranking for most of the season, a year after helping the Bears reach the No. 1 national ranking for most of January and February of 2020.
The Bears won their first Big 12 regular-season title this season.
Mitchell also earned All-Big 12 honors in 2019-20.
The NBA Draft is expected to take place in July.
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