35 Facts About Donovan Mitchell


Donovan Mitchell was traded from the Jazz to the Cavaliers in 2022.


Donovan Mitchell's mother, who is of Panamanian descent, is a teacher and his father is a former Minor League Baseball player.


Donovan Mitchell played AAU basketball for both The City and the Riverside Hawks programs out of New York City.


Donovan Mitchell attended Canterbury School in New Milford for his first two years of high school, after having graduated from Greenwich Country Day School likewise in Connecticut.


Yet his high school baseball career ended in his sophomore year after incurring injury; dashing for a pop-up in the infield, Donovan Mitchell collided with a catcher, who suffered a broken jaw while he received a broken wrist as a result.


Donovan Mitchell quickly proved popular among his new schoolmates; so much so, he ran for senior prefect at the end of his junior year.


Donovan Mitchell acted in the school musical and gave tours to visiting students in his role as a member of the Gold Key Club.


Donovan Mitchell won two prep school national championships with Brewster's team.


Donovan Mitchell was invited to play in the regional game for the Jordan Brand Classic, ranking twenty-seventh in the 2015 class by one recruiting service and forty-third by another.


Donovan Mitchell committed to the University of Louisville to play college basketball.


Donovan Mitchell opted to wear number 45 on his jersey in appreciation for Michael Jordan, who took the same number during his baseball career and the early part of his NBA comeback in 1995.


Over his sophomore season, Donovan Mitchell averaged 15.6 points, 2.7 assists, and 4.9 rebounds per game, while shooting 46.3 percent from the floor as well as 35.4 from behind the arc and 80.6 percent from the free-throw line.


Donovan Mitchell was named to the First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference.


Donovan Mitchell was drafted by the Denver Nuggets with the 13th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft only to be traded to the Utah Jazz for the 24th pick and Trey Lyles.


On July 5,2017, Donovan Mitchell signed a four-year rookie scale contract with the Jazz.


On July 11,2017, Donovan Mitchell signed a multi-year shoe deal with Adidas.


Later that day, Donovan Mitchell scored 37 points against the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2017 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, the most by any player during the 2017 NBA Summer League.


Donovan Mitchell 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.


Donovan Mitchell became the seventh rookie in franchise history to have a 30-plus point game, as well as the first to have a 40-plus point game.


On January 4,2018, Donovan Mitchell was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for December 2017 after averaging 23.1 points, 3.4 assists, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.8 steals in 34.3 minutes per game during the month of December.


On January 15,2018, Donovan Mitchell surpassed Karl Malone for most 20+ points games during a rookie season when he had his 19th 20+ point game.


On February 5,2018, Donovan Mitchell was named by the NBA as an injury replacement for Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon for the 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.


Donovan Mitchell won the contest scoring a 48 and 50 in the first round, then a 50 and 48 in the final round being the first rookie to win the contest since Zach LaVine.


On March 1,2018, Donovan Mitchell was named as the Western Conference Rookie of the month for the third time that season for games played in February.


Donovan Mitchell set a new 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.


Donovan Mitchell struggled mightily in the first two games, being held to just 19 and 11 points respectively.


On January 30, Donovan Mitchell was named an All-Star for the first time in his career, being selected as a Western Conference reserve for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game.


On February 23,2021, Donovan Mitchell was named a Western Conference reserve for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, marking his second consecutive All-Star selection.


Donovan Mitchell had a huge Game 6 with 39 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists on 12-of-27 shooting despite being questionable with an ankle injury.


On February 3,2022, Donovan Mitchell was named a Western Conference reserve for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game, marking his third consecutive All-Star selection.


Donovan Mitchell became the seventh player in NBA history to score 70 or more points in a game, and the first to do so with at least 10 assists.


On January 26, Donovan Mitchell was named an Eastern Conference starter for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game, marking his fourth consecutive selection and first one as a starter.


Donovan Mitchell surpassed LeBron James for the most 40-point games in a season by a Cavalier with 11.


Donovan Mitchell became the first Cavalier to score 40 or more points in four straight games.


Donovan Mitchell is a fan of the New York Mets and frequently attends games during the off-season.