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Donovan Mitchell Now The Highest Paid Former Louisville Athlete Of All Time

Former Louisville basketball star is now the highest paid former Louisville Cardinal athlete.

Mitchell has inked a new five-year designated rookie extension with the Utah Jazz worth $195 million.

Per ESPN, the deal includes a 30% escalator clause that would turn the guaranteed $163 million base into $195 million should Mitchell be voted onto one of the three All-NBA teams. The deal also includes a player option after the fourth year.

Mitchell has been a star for the Jazz since debuting in 2017. He has career averages of 22.7 points and 4.0 assists in the regular season and has been even better in the playoffs. In 23 career playoff games, Mitchell has 27.3 points.

Donovan made history during Utah’s first round series against the Denver Nuggets. He he joined Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson as the only players in NBA history to have a pair of 50-plus-point games in a playoff series. Mitchell averaged 36.3 points in the seven game series.

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