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Donovan Mitchell

USA BASKETBALL

  • During USA National Team pre-World Cup Tour, played and started in four games, averaged 23.3 minutes, 12.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, shot 42.6 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from 3-point and 66.7 percent 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 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:

  • On April 10, 2018, set the rookie record for most 3-pointers in a season and finished the regular season with 187 3s.
  • 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 game 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 2018-19 his 2nd NBA season, both with the Utah Jazz.
  • Has played in 156 games, starting 148 games, in his NBA regular season career and has compiled 5236 (33.6 mpg.), 3445 points (22.1 ppg.), 612 rebounds (3.9 rpg.), 613 (3.9 apg.) assists (3.2 apg.), 224 steals (1.4 spg.), while shooting 43.4 percent from the field, 35.1 percent from 3-point and 80.5 percent from the foul line.
  • Has played in and started in 16 career NBA postseason games, has averaged 37.8 minutes, 23.4 ppg., 5.6 rpg., 3.9 apg., 1.5 spg., while shooting 38.9 percent from the field, 29.3 percent from 3-point and 82.9 percent from the foul line.
  • Played and started in 77 games in 2018-19, averaged 33.7 minutes (25th in NBA), 23.8 ppg. (15th in NBA), a career-best 4.1 rpg.,   career-high 4.1 apg (41st in NBA), 1.4 spg., shot 43.2 percent from the field, 36.2 percent from 3-point and 80.6 percent from the foul line (61st in NBA). Ranked tied for 48th in the NBA in efficiency (18.7).
  • 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 percent from the field, 32.9 percent from 3-point and 78.8 percent 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 percent from the field, 35.4 percent from 3-point and 80.6 percent 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 5 games, averaged 19.1 minutes, 7.4 ppg., 3.4 rpg., 1.7 apg., shot 44.2 percent from the field, 25.0 percent from 3-point and 75.4 percent 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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