Donovan Mitchell Biography

( 1996 - )
December 5, 2018
First published on:December 5, 2018
by Jorden

Facts of Donovan Mitchell

Date of Birth: 1996, September 7
Age: 23 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Name Donovan Mitchell Jr.
Birth Place Elmsford, New York
Famous Name Donovan Mitchell
Horoscope Virgo
Father Donovan Mitchell Sr.
Mother Nicole Mitchell
Net Worth $2.5 million
Salary $2,866,380
Siblings sister Jordan
School Location Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
University Team Louisville
Career Earnings $4 million
No. of Twitter Followers 391 k
No. of Instagram Followers 1.9 million
Weight 215 lbs
Position in Team Shooting Guard
Current team Utah Jazz
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Profession basketball player
Started career as basketball player
Currently Working For Utah Jazz
Awards NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion (2018)
University attended Louisville
School attended Brewster Academy
Graduated year 2015-2017
Girlfriend Deja Lighty
Squad No 45

Donovan Mitchell is an American professional basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of 2018, he currently plays for the Utah Jazz as their Shooting Guard. 


Playing as a Shooting Guard, Donovan Mitchell Jr. reportedly earns around $2,866,380 as his yearly salary from Utah Jazz. Further, he has an estimated net worth of over $2.5 million. Donovan is currently in a romantic relationship with Deja Lighty.

Donovan Mitchell Early Life

Donovan Mitchell Jr. was born on September 7, 1996, in Elmsford, New York to parents Donovan Mitchell Sr. and Nicole Mitchell. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to Black ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Virgo. He spent his childhood along with his sister Jordan.

Donovan attended Canterbury School in New Milford, Connecticut for his high school sophomore year before moving to Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire for both his junior and senior years. Later Donovan attended Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

Along with basketball, he also played baseball for two years in high school but focused on basketball when he went to Brewster, a move that attracted more attention from college basketball coaches.

After completing high school, Donovan enrolled at Louisville University and played for the Louisville. He decided to wear the 45th jersey, showing his appreciation for Michael Jordan because 45 is the number Jordan wore for his baseball career and his first return in 1995.

College Career:

Year Team Games played Games started Minutes per game Rebounds per game Assists per game Steals per game Blocks per game Points per game
2015-16 Louisville 31 5 19.1 3.4 1.7 .8 .1 7.4
2016-17 Louisville 34 33 32.3 4.9 2.7 2.1 .5 15.6
Career   65 38 26.0 4.1 2.2 1.5 .3 11.7

As a freshman at Louisville University, Mitchell had an average of 7.4 points, 1.7 assists and 3.4 rebounds per match. Donovan averaged 15.6 points, 2.7 assists, and 4.9 rebounds per game as a sophomore. He shot 46.3% from the floor, 35.4% from the arc and 80.6% from the free throw line and was appointed to the First All-Atlantic Coast Team Conference.

Donovan Mitchell's Net Worth

As of 2018, Donovan Mitchell Jr. has an estimated net worth of over $2.5 million. He reportedly signed a two-year contract worth $5,732,760 with Utah Jazz.

Further, the NBA player has an annual average salary of $2,866,380 with a guaranteed sum of $5,732,760. In 2018-19 Donovan will have a $3,111,480 cap hit and a $3,111,480 dead cap value.

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Donovan Mitchell Jr. so far has made earnings of $4 million from his entire NBA career. Kept aside Donovan's financial earnings, his personal assets includes home and cars. Further, the NBA Player earns a good amount of money from various sponsorships.

Donovan is the 11th best-paid player of Utah Jazz last year and 10th best-paid player of 2018. Moreover, Ruby Gobert, Derrick Favors, and Ricky Rubio are the top-most paid players of Utah Jazz

Donovan Mitchell Professional Career

Donovan was drafted by Denver Nuggets with the 13th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft for the 24th pick (Tyler Lydon) and Trey Lyles only to be traded in the Utah Jazz. On 5 July 2017 Mitchell signed a four - year contract for the Jazz rookie scale.

Mitchell set a rookie's Jazz score record and became the first NBA rookie to score 40 points in a game since Blake Griffin in 2011. In 1981, he surpassed the Darrell Griffith team record of 38. Later Donovan broke the record of Karl Malone for most 20+ points during a rookie season.

NBA Regular season:

Year Team Games played Games started Minutes per game Rebounds per game Assists per game Steals per game Blocks per game Points per game
2017-18 Utah Jazz 79 71 33.4 3.7 3.7 1.5 .3 20.4
Career   79 71 33.4 3.7 3.7 1.5 .3 20.4

Mitchell recorded 27 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists in his playoff debut against the Oklahoma City Thunder on 15 April. In his first six playoff games, his 171 points in the series were the third highest ever by a rookie, behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain. Donovan was named the NBA Rookie First Team on 2018, May 22.

Donovan Mitchell Personal Life

The Famous NBA star is 6 feet 3 inches tall in height and weighs around 98 kg. Donovan is not only a world-class athlete but also a very attractive individual.

Other than being a famous NBA Shooting Guard, Mitchell Jr. is pretty famous in social media with an enormous number of followers. Donovan has 1.9 million followers on Instagram and 391k on his Twitter account.

CAPTION: Donovan kissing his girlfriend Deja Lighty SOURCE:

Donovan is currently in a romantic relationship with his girlfriend Deja Lighty. Details regarding their first date and other facts were not made public. Lighty is a Cleveland Cavaliers account executive, according to her LinkedIn profile. Lighty has also been working with high school and college basketball teams for several years.

Facts and stats of Donovan Mitchell

  • Birthplace: Elmsford, New York
  • Birthdate: September 7, 1996
  • Height:6 feet 3 inch (1.91 m)
  • Weight: 215 lbs
  • Salary: $2,866,380
  • Net worth: $2.5 million

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