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Donovan Mitchell Wins Best Breakthrough Athlete at ESPY’s

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Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell finished second in Rookie of The Year voting but got revenge over 76ers “Sophomore” Ben Simmons by claiming “Best Breakthrough Athlete” at this year’s ESPY’s. Mitchell beat out Simmons, New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara and 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens for the honor.

Mitchell exceeded expectations after the Jazz selected him 13th overall in the 2017 draft. He appeared in 79 games last season and topped all rookies by averaging 20.5 points per game on 43.7 percent shooting from the field, including 34.0 percent from three.

See his congratulatory speech below.

Don’t worry Jazz fans, he did forget to thank the Jazz organization, but he made up for it on Twitter.

 

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