Kings take Baylor guard Mitchell with No. 9 pick in draft


The Kings have made their choice in the 2021 NBA Draft, selecting Baylor's Davion Mitchell with the ninth overall pick.

After the tremendous steal the Kings got in Tyrese Haliburton at No. 12 in last year's draft, we'll see if Mitchell can have a similar impact in his rookie season.

Mitchell helped lead Baylor to a national championship in his final season with the Bears, and the 22-year-old won the NCAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Player award along the way.

A two-way performer, Mitchell won the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award in 2020-21, and also shot 44.7 percent from 3-point range.