Last night, the Utah Jazz defeated the New Orleans Pelicans, 114-108 and rookie Donovan Mitchell put on a show.
Mitchell dropped 41 points in the matchup. The Pelicans could not find an answer for Mitchell… Not even Boogie Cousins, who Donovan basically ate for dinner.
Mitchell became the first rookie since Blake Griffin to drop 40 points in a game. He also set the Jazz rookie record, previously held by none other than Dr. Dunkenstein himself, Darrell Griffith.
Donovan Spida Mitchell. He is one of the most beloved cardinals to wear the uniform in recent years, and rightfully so. He has been off to a great start in his professional career and just recently came through with a promise he made to his mom to buy her a new car. Andrew Sharp with Sports Illustrated ranks the top 15 in the rookie class based on the first month’s performance, and Donovan is getting the recognition he deserves.
Donovan Mitchell became the first rookie for the Utah Jazz to score more than 22 points or more in the first six games since another Cardinal legend, Darrell Griffith.
From stunning Lonzo Ball to getting buckets, Mitchell has proven to be a fantastic addition to the Jazz.
** the above tweet is sarcasm **
It was announced today that Donovan Mitchell will be at the UofL Bookstore signing autographs on September 16th. The exact time should be announced in the coming days!
Donovan Mitchell is a name you hear on the streets of Louisville, and it is always greeted with a smile. His fierce athleticism and humble attitude made him a fan favorite during his two years here at the University of Louisville. Donovan was drafted number 13 overall to the Utah Jazz in this past NBA drat. SLAM Magazine’s Peter Walsh recently sat down with Mitchell to talk about life. You can read below what Donovan thinks about his Adidas shoe deal, baseball and how quickly life changed.