In just his third season as a professional, former Louisville Cardinal Donovan Mitchell has been named an NBA All Star.
Mitchell is averaging 25 points per game and is shooting a career best 45.7 percent from the floor. He’s the franchise player for a Utah Jazz team that has had their best start since the 1998-99 season. Utah is currently in 4th place in the West with a 32-16 record and they’re just five games out of first place.
Mitchell is the sixth former Louisville Cardinal to be named an NBA All Star and the first since 1975.
Jim Price – 1975
Butch Beard – 1972
Wes Unseld – 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975
Chuck Noble – 1960
Jack Coleman – 1955
As you could expect, Donovan was pretty excited.
“If you’re reading this letter, it’s because you’re now an #NBAAllStar.”
— NBA (@NBA) January 31, 2020