We’ve already been spoiled with what Rookie Donovan Mitchell has brought to our very own Utah Jazz, but the icing on the cake will be watching him participate in the dunk contest during NBA All-Star Weekend. Mitchell will be replacing injured Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon who withdrew with a hip injury.
Reporters learned that Mitchell had received the news on Sunday night.
“When I found out, I was excited, I have a couple of ideas. I’ve been googling YouTube and watching old dunk contests. I’m definitely excited to participate.”
Mitchell joins Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, Los Angeles Lakers center Larry Nance Jr. and Dallas Mavericks rookie guard Dennis Smith Jr. in the dunk contest.
Watch highlights from his Rookie of The Month award for the month of January.