Know About Donovan Mitchell; Stats, Age, Salary, Contract, Girlfriend

Published Date: 24 Apr, 2019 Updated date: 24 Apr, 2019 By Celebs Podium

No that old in NBA, Donovan Mitchell is often in the limelight for his trailblazing accolades since penning a contract with the Utah Jazz. Before the trade, he was drafted by the Denver Nuggets.

Donovan Mitchell’s professional foundation was laid by his impressive college stats and a well-balanced high school career beforehand. More than so, his charisma and passion for the game made him shine early in the NBA platform.

Short Bio: Age, Parents, Height

Born as Donovan Vernell Mitchell Jr., the 22-years-of-age NBA player is the elder child of his parents, Donovan Mitchell Sr. and Nicole Mitchell. He hails from his hometown of Elmsford, New York.

Donovan’s dad, the senior is related to sports as he serves as a director of players relations for the New York Mets of the MLB. The Jazz shooting guard also has a younger sister in his family named Jordan.

6 feet and 3 inches (1.91 m) in height, Donovan attended Greenwich Country Day School in Greenwich, Connecticut. Later he enrolled at Canterbury School in New Milford before heading to the University of Louisville.

NBA Career Stats

A well-balanced college stats of .418 field goal percentage, .329 3-point field goal percentage, and 2.2 assists per game in 65 starts made Donovan a huge NBA prospect. No brainer at all, the young lad moved to the Denver Nuggets as the 13th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft.

However, he was destined to feature for the Utah Jazz as Nuggets traded him soon after the draft. During his rookie season, Donovan recorded 37 points against the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2017 NBA Summer League on 11 July 2017. Later on 1 December 2017, he became the first NBA rookie to score 40 points in a game since Blake Griffin while tallying a career-high 41 points against the New Orleans Pelicans.


Catch Donovan Mitchell’s NBA stats (Picture: ESPN)

Recently, Donovan recorded 31 points and 4 assists to stage his team’s 107-91 win over the Houston Rockets on 22 April 2019.

Contract And Salay

Back on 5 July 2017, Donovan Mitchell penned a four-year rookie scale contract with the Jazz. The deal profits the young basketball star with $5,732,760 guaranteed with an average salary of $2,866,380.

On top of that, Donovan also earns a fortune from his multi-year shoe deal with Adidas which he signed on 11 July 2017.

Who Is His Girlfriend?

Amidst the professional success, the American basketball superstar enjoys a company of his lady love, who makes his personal life as refreshing as it gets. Donovan currently dates his girlfriend named Deja Lighty whose LinkedIn profile suggests she is an Account Executive of the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Donovan Mitchell with his sweetheart Deja Lighty on 6 April 2018 (Picture: Donovan’s Instagram)

Deja is often caught supporting her partner in the playfield. Lately, on 4 March 2019, she shared a wonderful Instagram post revealing her proud feeling for Donovan after he registered a career-high 46 points. Looking at this, it is quite easy to presume that the two lovebirds mean so much to each other.

Some Interesting Facts About Donovan Mitchell

  • Donovan wears the jersey number 45 to show the appreciation for the greatest of all time, Michael Jordan.
  • He won the 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
  • Donovan’s career highlights include First-team All-ACC (2017) and NBA All-Rookie First Team (2018).
  • He stars in a docu-series called Rookie on the Rise which focuses his race for the Rookie Of The Year.    
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