- Donovan Mitchell was acquired by the Cavaliers from Jazz in the deal
- He is a three-time NBA star.
- His father used to play for Minor League.
- David Wright was his first favorite player, a poster of whom he first put on his wall.
Donovan Mitchell Jr. is a famous basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers Of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for Louisville Cardinals in college basketball.
Denver Nuggets had selected him with the 13th pick in the NBA draft in 2017 and he was traded to Utah Jazz.
When he was in his rookie season, he was called to the NBA All-Rookie First Team and won the Slam Dunk Contest of 2018.
This year, when players were traded for joining them in the teams, three times NBA star, Donovan Mitchell was acquired by the Cavaliers from the Jazz in the deal of this month.
However, Mitchell apparently seemed thrilled and very comfortable in his new team and home, even though it is not his hometown.
Mithcell took birth in 1996 in Elmsford in New York. His mother was a teacher and his father was a former baseball player in Minor League.
In early childhood, he spends around Major League Baseball locker room. His first favorite player was David Wright, a poster of whom he first hung on his wall.
He has one younger sister, called Jordan.
Mitchell also played basketball for The City and Riverside Hawks.
High School Career
He attended Canterbury School for his 1st two years of high school, after completing graduation from Greenwich Country Day School.
Besides, basketball he also played baseball for Canterbury. Yet he ended up in the year after incurring injury: he collided with a fielder, who had suffered a broken jaw and as a result, he received a broken wrist.
This event ended his AAU season and for his educational purpose, he was sent to Brewster Academy in New Hampshire. As his main focus was on basketball, he quickly gained the attention of college basketball coaches.
He quickly proved to be famous among his schoolmates.
He also did many activities such as Musical activities and others in the school. He won 2 school national championships with Brewster’s team.
Mitchell was even invited for playing in regional games for Jordan Brand Classic and reached 26th rank in the class of 2015 by one recruiting service and forty-third by another.
In the later days of his life, he successfully became a good player.
Mitchell was put on the cover of SLAM Magazine and starred in a documentary called “Rookie on the rise.”
He is a fan of the New York Mets and during the offseasons, he also frequently attends games.