Donovan Mitchell - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 6, 2022

Donovan Mitchell
Nick Name: Spider Spida
Profession: Basketball player
Best Known For: Utah Jazz (basketball team)
Salary: $3.6 million
Net Worth: $20 million

Personal Details

Born on : September 7, 1996 (age 27)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Donovan Mitchell Jr.
Birth Place: Elmsford, New York, USA
Horoscope: Virgo
Father's Name: Donovan Mitchell Sr.
Mother's Name: Nicole Mitchell
Siblings: 1

Jordan Mitchell (younger sister)

High School: Brewster Academy
University: University of Louisville
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship

Body Measurements

Height: 1.91 meter (6 feet 3 inch)
Weight: 98 kg (216.05 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Shoe Size: 17 US
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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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 player 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)

Education, Ethnicity

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 was in a relationship with Deja Lighty. His girlfriend Lighty works as a Cleveland Cavaliers account executive and has also worked with high school and college basketball teams. Although unclear when they broke up, they are now separated.

He is currently dating Tinara Westbrook, a social media influencer and entrepreneur. He is not married and sans wife and children. Since he has never married, divorce is out of context.

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Source: Instagram (Donovan Mitchell, Tinara Westbrook - posted Sept 2022)

Donovan Mitchell – Career

Before fame

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.

Professional career

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 the first NBA rookie to score the point since Blake Griffin in 2011.

Also read: Domantas Sabonis - Basketball player 

Source: Yahoo! Sports (Donovan Mitchell)

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.

Other work

Mitchell has appeared on 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 $20 million. He had reportedly signed a $5,732,760 contract with Utah Jazz. His salary for 2019 is $3.6 million.

Donovan Mitchell – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Social Media, he is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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