Villanova's Mikal Bridges enters NBA draft

Villanova All-American Mikal Bridges is entering the 2018 NBA Draft.

Bridges, a junior who won the national championship with the Wildcats twice in three seasons, made the announcement Tuesday. He is projected as a top-15 pick because of his position flexibility at 6-foot-7.

"There's space in the NBA on the floor, and there's this move toward position-less basketball that I fit into," Bridges told ESPN. "I can shoot the ball. I can defend. I can move without the ball. I'm progressing in my game, getting better through work every day."

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In 2017-18, Bridges won the Julius Erving Award as the top small forward in college basketball.

Bridges redshirted his first year on campus and was the MVP of the Big East tournament. He averaged 17.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and shot 43.5 percent from 3-point range as a junior.

--Field Level Media