Donovan Mitchell - Biography
Last Modified: Aug 2, 2020
|Nick Name:||Spider Spida|
|Best Known For:||Utah Jazz|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
|Born on :||September 7, 1996 (age 26)|
|Birth Name /
|Donovan Mitchell Jr.|
|Birth Place:||Elmsford, New York, USA|
|Father's Name:||Donovan Mitchell Sr.|
|Mother's Name:||Nicole Mitchell|
Jordan Mitchell (younger sister)
|High School:||Brewster Academy|
|University:||University of Louisville|
|Marital Status:||In Relationship|
|Girlfriend Name:||Deja Lighty|
|Height:||1.91 meter (6 feet 3 inch)|
|Weight:||98 kg (216.05 lb)|
|Shoe Size:||17 US|
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Who is Donovan Mitchell?
Donovan Mitchell is a basketball player by profession and American by nationality. He plays for Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Donovan Mitchell: Age, Parents, Siblings
Donovan Mitchell’s birth took place on September 7, 1996, in Elmsford, New York, USA. He was born to parents Donovan Mitchell Sr., director of players relations for the New York Mets and Nicole Mitchell. He also has a younger sibling, a sister named Jordan Mitchell.
Source: Instagram (Donovan Mitchell, Jordan Mitchell)
Mitchell was educated at Greenwich Country Day School and later at Canterbury School. He then joined Brewster Academy, from which he graduated. He is enrolled at the University of Louisville.
His ethnicity is African-American.
Donovan Mitchell: Girlfriend, Wife, Children
The young NBA star is currently dating Deja Lighty. His girlfriend Lighty works as a Cleveland Cavaliers account executive and has also worked with high school and college basketball teams.
He is not married and sans wife and children. Since he has never married, divorce is out of context.
Donovan Mitchell: Career
Mitchell started playing basketball from a young age. He played his AAU basketball for The City and Riverside Hawks programs. While in high school, he played both baseball and basketball, but later focused more on basketball.
Later on, Donovan Mitchell played college basketball for the University of Louisville. In the college baseball games, he was named to the First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference. He was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in the 2017 NBA draft with the 13th overall pick but was soon traded to Utah Jazz.
On July 5, 2017, Mitchell signed a four-year rookie scale contract with Utah Jazz and another contract with Adidas on July 11, 2017, to promote their shoes. In the 2017 season, he played against New Orleans Pelicans, setting a record of 40 scores and becoming first NBA rookie to score the point since Blake Griffin in 2011.
On January 4, 2018, Donovan Mitchell was given the name Western Conference Rookie of the Month for December 2017 followed by his second 40 point game on February 2, 2018 game against the Phoenix Suns.
He was named an injury replacement for Aaron Gordon on February 5, 2018, and was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for March and April, in addition to three previous same titles.
On May 22, 2018, Donovan Mitchell was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He also won the 2018 NBA Dunk Contest.
Mitchell has appeared the cover of SLAM Magazine and is starring in the documentary Rookie on the Rise.
Donovan Mitchell: Net Worth, Salary
Mitchell’s net worth was estimated to be $5 million. He had reportedly signed a $5,732,760 contract with Utah Jazz. His salary for 2019 is $3.6 million.
Donovan Mitchell: Social Media
On Social Media, he is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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