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San Diego State Aztecs star Matt Mitchell enters NBA Draft

Mar 13, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; San Diego State Aztecs forward Matt Mitchell (11) dribbles the ball against the Utah State Aggies during the second half at the Thomas & Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego State standout Matt Mitchell has declared for the 2021 NBA Draft, USA Today reported Sunday.

Mitchell had the option to return for a fifth season under NCAA rules installed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year instead hired an agent and will turn pro.

The 6-foot-6 Mitchell averaged 15.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in the 2020-21 season.

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Mitchell scored 1,471 points in his Aztecs career — fifth-most in program history.

San Diego State (23-5, 14-3 Mountain West) lost to No. 11 seed Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Mitchell scored 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds in the 78-62 loss.

–Field Level Media