Donovan Mitchell is having an incredible rookie season for the Utah Jazz, and the team is in a great position to make a surge for a playoff spot before the regular season in large part thanks to his performances on the court.
An example of that came last weekend when the Jazz travelled to Sacramento to take on the Kings. The Jazz defeated the Kings 98-91 at the Golden 1 Center with Mitchell finishing as the game's top performer with 25 points, five rebounds, five assists, and he was also 7-of-15 from the field.
This was the 21st time which the shooting guard had scored 25 or more points in a game within his first 60 games of his career, which is something to be quite proud of as only two other players in NBA history have managed to have more 25 or more point games over the same period since 1992.
According to Reddit user broseph-smith, since 1992, only Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson have scored 25 or more points in more games than Mitchell, which is pretty incredible when you take into account both Shaq and Iverson are in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
If that's the kind of career trajectory Mitchell has, then Jazz fans have a lot of years to look forward to in the future with him as their shooting guard.
So far this season, the 21-year-old has averaged 19.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. In his first 60 games, Mitchell has scored 20+ points 32 times, 30+ points six times and 40+ points twice. He has also scored 23 or more in seven of his last nine games.
Add the fact that the rookie won the 2018 Slam Dunk Contest champion during All-Star weekend last month after being added in at the last minute and it's been an impressive debut year for the former Louisville star.
Mitchell will have a chance to continue adding to his already impressive scoring tally when the Jazz host the Orlando Magic at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.News Now - Sport News