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Donovan Mitchell

USA BASKETBALL

  • Named a finalist for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team on Feb. 10, 2020.

  • Member of the 2019 USA World Cup Team that finished with a 6-2 record and in seventh place. Started in all eight games, averaged a team-high 17.4 minutes, a USA second-best 13.1 ppg., 4.3 rpg., 5.0 apg. and 1.1 spg. Shot 46.6% from the field, 40.5% (17-42) from 3-point and 75.0% from the foul line.

  • Scored 9 or more points in seven of the USA's eight games. Recorded 29 points versus France, the 10th most by a USA player in a World Cup game. Also posted 16 points against Czech Republic and 16 points and 10 assists against Poland. His 10 assists against Poland tied the USA World Cup single game assist record.

  • During USA National Team pre-World Cup Tour, played and started in four games, averaged 23.3 minutes, 12.5 ppg., 2.0 rpg. and 2.0 apg., shot 42.6% from the field, 33.3% from 3-point and 66.7% from the free throw line.

  • Named on July 22, 2019, a member of the 2019 USA World Cup Team.

  • Played on he victorious USA Blue Team (National) in the 2019 USA Blue-USA White exhibition game on Aug. 9 in Las Vegas, recorded 8 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal in 16:48 of action.

  • Named on June 10, 2019, a member of the 2019 USA Basketball Men's National Team training camp roster that will be used to select the official 12-member 2019 USA World Cup Team.

NBA HONORS:

  • Named a 2020 NBA Western Conference All-Star, played for Team Giannis and recorded 7 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 blocked shot and 2 steals  in 14 minutes.
  • Named 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie first team. 
  • Won 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest during All-Star Weekend.
  • In the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge, played for Team USA and recorded 20 points (8-13 FGS, 3-6 3pt FGs), 7 rebounds, 9 assists, 1 blocked shot and 5 steals in 26:10 of action to help lead the Team USA to a 161-144 victory over Team World.
  • In the 2018 Rising Stars Challenge, played for Team USA and recorded 7 points, 2 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 blocked shots and 5 steals in 22:55 of action.
  • Twice named NBA Player of the Week.
  • Four-time NBA Rookie of the Month selection.

NBA MILESTONES:

  • Set a Jazz franchise record in 2019-20 playoffs, averaging 36.3 points, 5.0 boards, 4.9 assists and 1.0 steals in seven games (all starts). Scored 57 points against Denver ( 8/17/20), the third-highest outing in NBA history.

  • In 2018-19 became the third quickest active player to score 5,000 points in his third NBA season (LeBron James, Kevin Durant).

  • In his 200th career game, became the first NBA player since LeBron James to score more than 4,500 points, grab more than 800 rebounds and dish more than 800 assists in his first 200 games.

  • On April 10, 2018, set the rookie record for most 3-point shots in a season and finished the regular season with 187 3-pointers.

  • Became the fifth rookie since 1958 to lead their team in scoring will also winning 45-or-more games (Robinson, Bird, Abdul-Jabaar and Chamberlain).

  • On December 1, 2017, scored a career-high 41 points in a win over the New Orleans Pelicans to set the Jazz scoring record for a rookie and became the first NBA rookie to score 40 points in a game since Blake Griffin in 2011.
  • On Jan. 15, 2018, surpassed Karl Malone for most 20+ points games during a rookie season when he had his 19th 20+ point game. Finished with 55 games of 20+ points, including 9 games of 30+ points and 2 games of 40+ points.
  • During 2017-18 NBA Playoffs, set a record for points by a shooting guard in the team's first two postseason games with 55 points, breaking Michael Jordan's record of 53 points.
  • Compiled 171 points in Utah's 2018 playoff series, the third-most ever by a rookie in his first six playoff games, behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain.
  • His 38 points (on 14-of-26 shooting) in Game 6 in the 2018 Playoffs marked the highest scoring output by a rookie in a series-clinching win since 1980.

NBA NOTES:

  • Completed in 2019-20 his third NBA season, all with the Utah Jazz.

  • Through 2019-20, has played in 225 games, starting 217 games, in his NBA regular season career, compiled 7,600 (33.8 mpg.), 5,100 points (22.7 ppg.), 916 rebounds (4.1 rpg.), 907 assists (4.0 apg.) and 294 steals a game (1.3 spg.), while shooting 43.9% from the field, 35.5% from 3-point and 82.4% from the foul line.

  • Through 2019-20, has played in and started in 23 career NBA postseason games, has averaged 37.7 minutes, 27.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.4 steals a game, while shooting 43.2% from the field, 36.9% from 3-point and 88.1% from the foul line.

  • Played and started in 69 games in 2019-20, averaged 34.3 minutes (25th in NBA), a career-high 24.0 points (13th in NBA), 4.4 rebounds, career-high 4.3 assists (46th in NBA) and 1.0 steals a game (64th in NBA). Shot a career-high 44.9% from the field (79th in NBA), a career-high 36.6% from 3-point (84th in NBA) and a career-high 86.3% from the foul line (23rd in NBA). Ranked tied for 44th in the NBA in efficiency (18.8).

  • Led all NBA rookies in scoring average (20.5 ppg.), and became the fastest rookie in NBA history to make 150 3-pointers (63 games), surpassing Damian Lillard (68 games).

  • Drafted in the first round, 13th overall pick, of the 2017 NBA Draft by Denver. Traded later that night to the Utah Jazz by the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Trey Lyles and the draft rights to Tyler Lydon. Became an early entry candidate after two collegiate seasons at Louisville.

COLLEGIATE NOTES:

  • Attended the University of Louisville for two seasons (2015-16 - 2016-17).

  • During his two seasons he played in 65 games, started in 37 games, compiled 758 points (11.7 ppg.), 269 rebounds (4.1 rpg.), 145 assists (2.2 apg.), 95 steals (1.5 spg.), shot 41.8% from the field, 32.9% from 3-point and 78.8% from the foul line.

  • As a sophomore in 2016-17, played in 34 games, started in 32 games, averaged 32.1 minutes, 15.6 ppg., 4.9 rpg., 2.7 apg., 2.1 spg., shot 40.8% from the field, 35.4% from 3-point and 80.6% from the foul line.

  • Named 2017-18 NABC All-District (2) first team, All-ACC first team and ACC All-Defensive Team.

  • As a freshman in 2015-16, played in 31 games, started in five games, averaged 19.1 minutes, 7.4 ppg., 3.4 rpg., 1.7 apg., shot 44.2% from the field, 25.0% from 3-point and 75.4% from the foul line.

PERSONAL NOTES:

  • Born in Elmsford, New York.

  • Son of Nicole and Donovan Mitchell, Sr. Has one younger sister, Jordan.

  • Father serves as director of players relations for the New York Mets.

  • Attended Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire for his junior and senior years. Helped Brewster to two prep school national championships.

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USA BASKETBALL STATISTICS

TEAM
G/S
MIN/AVG
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2019 WC 8/8 219/27.4 41-  88 .466 17-  42 .405   6-    8 .750 34/  4.3 105/ 13.1 40 3 9
2019 MNT 4/4 93/23.3 20-  47 .426   6-  18 .333   4-    6 .667 8/  2.0 50/ 12.5 8 1 4
2019 MNTX 1/1 17/17.0   3-    7 .429   1-    3 .333   1-    2 .500 2/  2.0 8/   8.0 4 0 1
Totals
13/13
329/25.3
64-142
.451
24-  63
.381
11-  16
.688
44/  3.4
163/ 12.5
52
4
14

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