Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell seems to get better with every game and is quickly turning into a star.
He deserves to be the leading candidate for the Rookie of the Year award as he's enjoying a terrific season.
The shooting guard is exceeding even his own expectations after being selected with the number 13 pick in this year's draft. He recently admitted that he didn't even think he would be drafted into the NBA.
“I didn’t think I was going to be drafted, to be honest,” he told TNT's David Aldridge. “I’m so serious. I mean, wholeheartedly, too. I don’t know. I didn’t realise it, probably, until about a week and a half, two weeks before the Draft.
If the 21-year-old was surprised at being drafted, it will certainly have come as a shock to him and the entire league that he has become the leading scorer and go-to guy on the Jazz roster this early in his career.
Mitchell has taken the NBA by storm and the fans in Salt Lake City are loving what they're seeing and are so grateful to have one of the most exciting young players on their team.
He currently leads all rookies in scoring and is averaging 19.3 points, 3.3 assists, and 3.3 rebounds.
As well as being a talented scorer, the Louisville product has also shown off his ridiculous athleticism on multiple occasions this season.
The youngster has incredible hops and he once again put this on full display as he performed his own personal dunk contest against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
He got things started early in the first quarter in Sac-Town as he stole a lazy pass from Zach Randolph and sprinted into the open floor before unleashing a fierce windmill dunk.
You would've expected the Kings to have learned from that mistake but evidently, they didn't.
In the third quarter, Mitchell split a screen and benefited from a wide open lane to throw down a vicious one-handed tomahawk dunk.
The Sacramento announcer began the possession by saying: "Let's see if the Kings can defend this better."
He immediately followed it up by hilariously saying: "Uh-oh. I guess the answer to that question is no."
As well as the two highlight plays, Mitchell finished with a game-high 34 points on an efficient 14-of-19 shooting from the field as he led Utah to an easy 120-105 win on the road.
His stock continues to rise and he's already proving that he is a superstar in the making. The Jazz pulled off a masterstroke by selecting him and are reaping the rewards.News Now - Sport News