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Who is Donovan Mitchell?

Donovan Mitchell is a professional basketball player from America. He represents the team “Utah Jazz.” Donovan used to play for the “Louisville Cardinals” during his college days. The club “Denver Nuggets” succeeded to add him to the team during the “2017 NBA Draft.” He joined the “Utah Jazz” as a trade from the club “Denver Nuggets.” Donovan became the “NBA All-Rookie First Team.” He also won the “Slam Dunk Contest” in 2018.

Quick Info
Full NameDonovan Mitchell Jr
Date Of Birth7th September 1996
Birth PlaceElmsford, New York
Parent(s)Nicole Mitchell and Donovan Sr
Occupationbaketball player
GirlFriendDeja Lighty
Age24 years
Net Worth$20 million

Early Life

The birthplace of Donovan Mitchell in Elmsford, New York. He came into the world on 7th September 1996. His mother’s name is Nicole Mitchell. She is a teacher. His father’s name is Donovan Sr. He used to play in the “Minor League Baseball.” He was also the director of the “New York Mets.” Donovan used to spend his childhood in the locker room of the “Major League Baseball.”

He grew up with his young sister Jordan. Donovan used to idolize Scott Kazmir and David Wright when he was seven years old. He hung the poster of “David Wright” for the first time on the wall of his room. Donovan used to play for the teams like “The Riverside” and “The City” during his participation in the basketball match of the “Amateur Athletic Union (AAU).” He was also part of the organization “Boys & Girls Club of America(BGCA).”


Donovan Mitchell went to “Canterbury School.” He was in the school during his first two years of high school. Donovan completed his graduation from “Greenwich Country Day School.” He also used to play baseball for “Canterbury.” He suffered from an injury during his sophomore year. This compiled him to stop playing baseball. He broke his wrist after colliding with a catcher. The catcher broke his jaw. This even ended his journey in AAU. Donovan joined the “Brewster Academy.”

Then, he shifted his focus to basketball. His passion for basketball succeeded to attract the attention of the basketball coaches in the college. The passion for basketball soon made him popular. This helped him to join the senior team. Donovan was also active in the musicals in the school. He was also part of the “Gold Key Club.”

Donovan was in the team of “Brewster” that won the national championships two times during his prep school. The television sports channel “Sports Center” featured in one of the events of the “Under Armour.” The “Jordan Brand Classic” invited Donovan to the regional game. He went to the “University of Louisville” and play in the team of the basketball team of the college.

Likewise, Donovan Mitchell chose jersey number 45 in order to give tribute to Michael Jordan in his basketball career. He succeeded to play in more than five games for the team of the “University of Louisville.” His average score was 7.4 during that time.

Moreover, he succeeded to complete 3.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists during that season. Donovan succeeded to score 15.6 points on average, rebounds of 4.9, and assists of 2.7. He also succeeded to attend the “First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference.”

Donovan MitchellCareer

The “Denver Nuggets” added him to the team during the “2017 NBA Draft.” He then joined the club “Utah Jazz.” He signed a four-year contract with the team on 5Th July 2017. Donovan also signed a deal with “Adidas” for multi-years on July 11, 2017. The same day he succeeded to score 37 points in the match against the team “Memphis Grizzlies” during the “2017 NBA Summer League.” He also scored 10 points and assists of 4 in the team against the team “Denver Nuggets” on 18th October 2017. He increased his points to 41 during the match against “New Orleans Pelicans” on 1st December 2017.

Donovan Mitchell became the “Western Conference Rookie of the Month” on January 4, 2018. During his match against the “Phoenix Suns”, he succeeded to score 40 points on 2nd February 2018. He became the “Western Conference Rookie of the Month” on 1st March 2018. It is the third time. He again got the same title for the month of March and April on April 12, 2018. Donovan succeeded to score 27 points in the match against the “Oklahoma City Thunder” on 15th April 2018. He became the “NBA All-Rookie First Team” on 22nd May 2018.

Moreover, Donovan succeeded to score 38 points on 24th October 2018. It was the match against the team “Houston Rockets.” Donovan succeeded to score 24 points in the match against the team “Minnesota Timberwolves.” Donovan succeeded to score 46 points in the match against “Milwaukee Bucks” on 2nd March 2, 2018.

 His team won the match against the “Oklahoma City Thunder” on 23rd October 2019. He scored 32 points in the match. His team won the match against the “New Orleans Pelicans” on 23rd November 2019. He succeeded to score 37 points in the match. Donovan tested positive for “COVID-19” on March 11, 2020. Donovan succeeded to score “Third Most in Playoff History” by scoring 57 points in the match against the “Nuggets.” He extended his contract with the team for five years. It was a deal of $195 million.

Donovan Mitchell 

Twitter and Instagram

Donovan Mitchell is active on social media platforms. He goes with the name of “spidadmitchell” with 3.2M followers and “Donovan Mitchell” on Twitter with 894.4K followers. His Facebook page “Donovan Mitchell” has 658K followers.

Height, Age, and Wealth

The full name of Donovan Mitchell is Donovan Mitchell Jr. The nationality of Donovan is American. The current age of Donovan is 24 years. He has an attractive height of 6 feet 1 inch along with 98 kg. He belongs to the Panamanian ethnicity.


 Mitchell is in a relationship with the model “Deja Lighty.”

Donovan MitchellNet worth

Donovan is part of the sports fraternity for more than three years. He has been part of big matches and tournaments. According to, he has an approximate net worth of $20 million.