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.
— ESPN (@espn) July 19, 2018
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.
One thing I didn’t do was thank my teammates and the organization!! Without you guys I wouldn’t even be in this spot and this position I love y’all man thank you for all your support!!! @utahjazz
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) July 19, 2018
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