LOUISVILLE, KY - FEBRUARY 11: Donovan Mitchell #45, Mangok Mathiang #12 and Deng Adel #22 of the Louisville Cardinals celebrate after the game against the Miami Hurricanes at KFC YUM! Center on February 11, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville defeated Miami 71-66. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

ACC star makes surprising decision on basketball future

This was the right call.

Louisville was already losing its best player in Donovan Mitchell to the NBA Draft and the Cardinals were in trouble of losing the next best guy in forward Deng Adel. He initially declared for the draft without an agent in case he didn't like the feedback he received and it seems that would be the case.

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The 6'7", 200-pound averaged 12.1 points, 2.1 assists and 4.5 rebounds in his sophomore season while shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 42.3 percent overall from the floor. He'll likely become the best returning player for Louisville next season and he should make a better case to go pro as well.