Donovan Mitchell

Donovan Mitchell

#45 Shooting Guard Point Guard
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Personal Information

Full Name Donovan Mitchell
Position Shooting Guard, Point Guard
DOB (Age) 07-09-1996 (27 yrs)
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 215 lbs (98 kgs)
Hometown Greenwich, CT
College University of Louisville
Draft 2017 - Rd: 1, Pick: 13 (CLE)
Debut 2017
Nickname Spida

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Donovan Mitchell: A Brief Biography

Donovan Mitchell was born in New York and plays basketball at the professional level. Mitchell plays at the guard position and is known for his flair in scoring. In a very short span in the league, the youngster has achieved many accolades.


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Donovan Mitchel is an American Basketball player who plays for Cleveland Cavaliers. Regarded as a highly athletic and explosive basket scorer, Mitchell has racked up huge numbers in the league.


NameDonavan Mitchell Jr.
BornSeptember 7, 1996
Age26
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 1 in
DebutOctober 18, 2017


Donovan Mitchell’s Early life


Donovan Mitchell was born in Elmsford, New York and attended Canterbury School in New Milford. His father served as a Minor League Baseball player, which ignited Donovan's interest in baseball. Mitchell Sr was also the director of the New York Mets. His mother, Nicole Mitchell, has worked as a teacher.


Mitchell played basketball in high school and continued with his passion in college also. He committed to the University of Louisville to play college basketball. But the guard had a tough time starting the games. With five starts in total, Mitchell had a sublime performance with 7.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.7 assists.


Mitchell's performance graph skyrocketed from his sophomore season. With effective shooting from the field, Mitchell averaged 15.6 points, 2.7 assists, and 4.9 rebounds per game. His shooting, especially from the long-range, improved greatly during that period. He was named to the First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference.


Donovan Mitchell’s NBA Journey


Nicknamed "Speeda", Donavan Mitchell was originally drafted by the Denver Nuggets and later traded to Utah Jazz. Mitchell spent 5 seasons in Utah based franchise and has shown great progress every season.


Donovan Mitchell finished second in the Rookie of the season award, behind Ben Simmons, but won many Rookie of the Week and Rookie of the Month awards in the Western Conference. Playing in the postseason every year in the league, Donovan Mitchell remained the top offensive star for the Jazz.




Despite having top records in the conference in all five seasons, the Utah Jazz failed to go deep in the playoffs. This forced them to enter rebuilding mode, trading all their stars, including Donovan Mitchell. The shooting guard signed a mega deal a season ago and was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers.


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Donovan Mitchell's Awards and achievements


The star guard plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers but achieved many accolades during his four seasons stay at the Utah Jazz.


Award/AccoladeYearTeam
4* NBA All Star2020-2023Utah Jazz (2020-2022), Cleveland Cavaliers (2023)
1* NBA’s All-Rookie 1st team 2017Utah Jazz
NBA All Star Dunk Champion2018Utah Jazz



Donovan Mitchell's Record


The star guard player has been regular on the scoring sheet and sets his records on the offensive end of the floor.


  • Donovan Mitchell began 2023 year with a high-scoring game against Chicago Bulls. He scored 71 points on January 2, setting a record for the most points for the Cavaliers in a game.

  • Mitchell also holds the Jazz scoring record for a rookie. He scored 41 points against New Orleans Pelicans in 2017.

  • Donovan Mitchell had another 40+ games in his rookie season, making him the first rookie guard to have multiple 40-point games since Allen Iverson.

  • In his first playoff appearance, Mitchell broke Michael Jordan's record for points (53) as a shooting guard in the team's first two postseason games with 55 points against the Oklahoma City Thunders.


Donovan Mitchell's Contract


At the end of the 2021 season, Mitchell signed a 5-year/$163,000,300 contract with the Utah Jazz. The whole salary is guaranteed, with no add-ons mentioned in the agreement. His contract was carried forward to the Cleveland Cavaliers following his trade. Now he earns an annual average salary of $32,600,060.


Donovan Mitchell's Net worth

The youngster quickly reached stardom, thanks to his game. Mitchell's net worth is $25 million, with his NBA salaries covering most of the income. He also has endorsement deals with Vivint Smart Home, Stance, and Bodyarmor. Mitchell signed a contract with Adidas as a rookie and now has a signature shoe line.


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Donovan Mitchell's Family and wife

Donovan Mitchell was born to Nicole Mitchell, a teacher, and Donavan Mitchell Sr, a college-level baseball player. He has a brother, Jordan Mitchell, a musician in LA.


Donovan Mitchell is not married but is rumoured to have many love interests from his early playing days. He is currently dating Tinara Westbrook. Entrepreneur Tinara Westbrook works in the hair industry and is regularly seen at Donovan's games.


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FAQs

A. Donovan Mitchell is 6 Ft 1 in (1.85 m) tall.
A. Donovan Mitchell is yet to win an NBA title. Although he has played in playoffs every season, he is yet to reach conference finals.
A. Donovan Mitchell was the 13th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
A. Mitchell played in 4 All-Star games in his sixth season in the league. He even played and won the All-Star Dunk contest in his Rookie season.
A. As of 2023 reports, Donovan Mitchell's Net worth is $25 Million.
A. The 26-year-old NBA megastar is still unmarried, but as per reports, he is in a relationship with Tinara Westbrook.