After weeks of speculation, Louisville men's basketball sophomore guard David Johnson finally made the decision earlier this week to enter his name into the 2021 NBA Draft and forgo his remaining collegiate eligibility.

According to the program's official release, Johnson had told Chris Mack prior to his freshman year that his plan was to play two seasons as a Cardinal before departing for the league. Even with that predetermined mindset, the 6-foot-5, 210-pound guard still took some time after the 2020-21 season ended to make his decision.

"It was a long process for me that I've been dealing with, Mom has been dealing with, and people close to me for a while behind the scenes. I finally got to dive into it after the season was over," Johnson said Friday.

The Louisville native admits that even after telling Mack that back in Sept. of 2019, he still was undecided about if he should stay or go pro. Once he was able to reflect on the decision, and started hearing feedback from NBA teams, that's when he knew it was time to start his professional career.

The Louisville native admits that even after telling Mack that back in Sept. of 2019, he still was undecided about if he should stay or go pro. Once he was able to reflect on the decision, and started hearing feedback from NBA teams, that's when he knew it was time to start his professional career.