HINESVILLE, Ga. (WSAV) – Liberty County graduate and national champion Davion Mitchell is officially leaving Baylor and declaring for the NBA Draft.
“Playing in the NBA has been a dream of mine and I’m ready to start living that dream,” Mitchell said in an Instagram post announcing the move. “With that said, I will be declaring for the 2021 NBA Draft and signing with an agent.”
Mitchell was a standout guard for the Bears, winning third-team All-American honors and capturing the National Defensive Player of the Year trophy. He averaged 14 points per game and 5.5 assists per game – both career highs – en route to an 86-70 national title victory over the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
USA Today has Mitchell going in the top half of the draft’s first round after a strong March Madness performance, as do several other prominent outlets.
Before Mitchell won a national title with Baylor, he led Liberty County to a GHSA state title in 2016, the only one in the school’s history.