Marquette University is a private research university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Established by the Society of Jesus as Marquette College on August 28, 1881, it was founded by John Martin Henni, the first Bishop of Milwaukee; the university was named after 17th-century missionary and explorer Father Jacques Marquette, with the intention to provide an affordable Catholic education to the area's emerging German immigrant population. An all-male institution, Marquette became the first coed Catholic university in the world in 1909, when it began admitting its first female students. Marquette is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Universities; the university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and has a student body of about 12,000. Marquette is one of the largest Jesuit universities in the United States, the largest private university in Wisconsin. Marquette is organized into 11 schools and colleges at its main Milwaukee campus, offering programs in the liberal arts, communications, engineering and various health sciences disciplines.
The university administers classes in suburbs around the Milwaukee area and in Washington, DC. While most students are pursuing undergraduate degrees, the university has over 68 doctoral and masters degree programs, a law school, a dental school, 22 graduate certificate programs; the university's varsity athletic teams, known as the Golden Eagles, are members of the Big East Conference and compete in the NCAA's Division I in all sports. In 2019, U. S. News & World Report ranked Marquette #89 among national universities. Forbes ranked Marquette #86 among American research universities and #173 on its top colleges list in 2017. Marquette University was founded 138 years ago on August 28, 1881, as Marquette College by John Martin Henni, the first Catholic bishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, with the assistance of funding from Belgian businessman Guillaume Joseph DeBuey; the university was named after explorer Father Jacques Marquette. The highest priority of the newly established college was to provide an affordable Catholic education to the area's emerging German immigrant population.
The first five graduates of Marquette College received their bachelor of arts degrees in 1887. Between 1891 and 1906, the college employed one full-time lay professor, with many classes being taught by master's students. By 1906, Marquette had awarded 186 students the Bachelor of Arts, 38 the Master of Arts, one student Bachelor of Science. Marquette College became a university in 1907, after it became affiliated with a local medical school and moved to its present location. Johnston Hall, which now houses the university's College of Communication, was the first building erected on the new campus grounds. Marquette University High School the preparatory department of the university, became a separate institution the same year. In 1908, Marquette opened an engineering college and purchased two law schools, which would become the foundation of its current law program. An all-male institution, Marquette University became the first coed Catholic university in the world, when it admitted its first female students in 1909.
By 1916 its female students had increased to 375. Marquette acquired the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1913, leading to the formation of the Marquette University School of Medicine. During the 1920s and again during the post-World War II years, Marquette expanded, opening a new library, athletics facilities, classroom buildings, residence halls; the student population increased markedly as well, met by the construction of buildings for the schools of law, business and the liberal arts. Marquette is credited with offering the first degree program specializing in hospital administration in the United States, graduated the first two students in 1927. Despite the promising growth of the university, financial constraints led to the School of Medicine separating from Marquette in 1967 to become the Medical College of Wisconsin. Marquette's Golden Avalanche football team was disbanded in December 1960, basketball became the leading spectator sport at the university. Graduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, for which planning had begun in the preceding decade, were opened in the 1970s.
In 1977, the university celebrated the victory of their men's basketball team over the University of North Carolina to win the NCAA Championship title. In 1994, then-President Albert J. DiUlio made a controversial decision to discontinue the use of the "Warriors" nickname for the university's sports teams, citing growing pressure on schools to end the use of Native American mascots. Backlash from alumni and students ensued, though the administration and Marquette community settled on the nickname "Golden Eagles." The mascot controversy again boiled over in 2005 when the university's leadership changed the nickname to "the Gold," only to return to the "Golden Eagles" a week later. During the 1990s, the university invested in the neighborhood surrounding Marquette with its $50 million Campus Circle Project, it opened a Washington, D. C.-based study center called the Les Aspin Center for Government, named after the former Secretary of Defense. MBA programs and the College of Professional Studies, with programs aimed at adult education, were founded during the mid-1990s.
In 1996, Robert A. Wild was installed as the university's 22nd president and shortly thereafter began a fundraising campaign that culminated in a major campus beautification effort and the construction of
Nazareth Jersey "Naz" Mitrou-Long is a Canadian-Greek professional basketball player for Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association, on a two-way contract with the Salt Lake City Stars of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Iowa State Cyclones. Born in Mississauga, Ontario, he played high school basketball at St. Martin in his hometown. In 2012, he started playing college basketball for Iowa State, he played in the 2017 NBA Summer League for the Sacramento Kings. One of the top prospects out of Canada, Long was ranked as the 7th-best player in Canada according to North Pole Hoops, he participated in the 2011 All-Canada Classic, a showcase of the best Canadian basketball players and played for the CIA Bounce AAU program, the top AAU summer circuit in Canada. He played with NBA players Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph, future Cyclone teammate Melvin Ejim while competing for REDA Red in the National Prep School Athletic Association in 2011–12. Naz played for Findlay Prep in Las Vegas, Nev. during the 2010–11 season, helping the Prep Pilots to a 28–4 record and their third-straight ESPN Rise National High School Invitational appearance where he was teammates with Texas’ Myck Kabongo.
He prepped at Montrose Christian in 2009–10, teaming with Duke's Josh Hairston During his recruitment he received offers from Rice, Dayton and Miami committing to the Iowa State Cyclones. Naz saw action in 18 games as a freshman, averaging 1.0 assists. He tallied seven points vs. Southern and handed out seven assists vs. Alabama A&M. Long played in all 36 games, making seven starts and establishing himself as a clutch 3-point threat, he averaged 7.1 points per game and shot 40 percent from behind the arc, finishing fourth in the Big 12 in 3-point field goal percentage and seventh in 3-pointers made. His 64 3-pointers ranks as the 17th-most by a Cyclone in a single season, he made at least four 3-pointers in seven games. He hit a 30-foot three at the buzzer to send the Cyclones to overtime against Oklahoma State and in ISU's game at Oklahoma State earlier in the season, Long drilled a three to send the game to triple-OT, he earned Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week honors after hitting 8-of-11 3-pointers in the Cyclones' season-opening win against UNC Wilmington and finishing with a career-high 26 points in the game.
He went 4-of-6 from long range to score 16 points in the Cyclones' win against No. 7 Michigan. Long played a key role in ISU's Big 12 Tournament run, making 7-of-10 threes and averaging 10 points and going 4-of-6 from behind the arc in the championship game against Baylor. In the third round of the NCAA Tournament, Long hit three 3-pointers in the final 5:10, including one that tied the game at 81, as ISU rallied to defeat North Carolina, he averaged 7.1 points per game and shot 40 percent from behind the arc, finishing fourth in the Big 12 in 3-point field goal percentage and seventh in 3-pointers made. His 64 3-pointers ranks as the 17th-most by a Cyclone in a single season. Long hit four or more threes in a game six times, he scored a team-high 20 points in Iowa State's regular season win against Kansas and connected on 5-of-9 threes to lead Iowa State with 21 points in win at Iowa. He scored a season-high 24 points against Mississippi Valley State. Naz grabbed a career-high seven boards in win against Texas.
He averaged 10.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists. He hit the eighth most in a single season by a Cyclone, he was second in the Big 12 averaging 2.3 three-pointers made per game and finished the season tied for fifth in the league shooting 39.1 percent behind the arc. Naz had ISU's third-longest streak of games with a three-pointer come to an end at 21 games, he shot 44.9 percent from the field despite 77.5 percent of his shots coming from three-point range and is tied for fifth all-time at Iowa State with 146 three-pointers made. Long suffered a labral tears in both of his hips during the season. In the offseason he had separate surgeries to repair each tear. Naz played in the first eight games this season for the fifth-ranked Cyclones, averaging 12.0 points in 31.6 minutes. He got a rest against Arkansas–Pine Bluff, with coach Steve Prohm commenting that his situation would be re-evaluated every week. On 15 December 2015, he decided to sit out the rest of the season due to persistent pain from his hip surgeries.
Mitrou-Long commented on his decision: "I feel the need to take time off to allow myself to rehab with our training staff to get back to where I can perform at my peak level on the basketball court". Iowa State coach Prohm supported Mitrou-Long's decision to sit out to rehabilitate, while adding his belief that the team could react in a positive manner. Naz was awarded a medical redshirt by the Big 12. Going into his redshirt senior season, Long was named in the preseason All-Big 12 Second-Team, receiving praise from coach Prohm for his work ethic and leadership. Former teammate Jameel McKay commented before the season that Mitrou-Long looked in the best shape of his life stating that he could end up Big 12's leading scorer for the season, he started the season strong, posting his first career double-double against the Savannah State Tigers with 18 points and a career best 10 rebounds. Versus Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers, Mitrou-Long played against his younger brother Elijah Long, a sophomore for the Mountaineers.
Part of me was keeping it competitive. It was a little weird, but man it was a good time". Against the Drake Bulldogs, Mitrou-Long set a new career-high in scoring with
Creighton University is a private, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university in Omaha, United States. Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1878, the school is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities; the university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Sitting on a 140-acre campus just outside Omaha's downtown business district, the university enrolls 8,393 graduate and undergraduate students; the university was founded as Creighton College on September 2, 1878, through a gift from Mary Lucretia Creighton, who stipulated in her will that a school be established in memory of her husband, prominent Omaha businessman Edward Creighton. Edward's brother, John A. Creighton, is credited with fostering and sustaining the university's early growth and endowment. In 1958, the college split into the present-day Creighton University; the schools and colleges at Creighton are: College of Arts & Sciences Heider College of Business College of Nursing School of Dentistry School of Medicine School of Pharmacy & Health Professions School of Law Graduate School College of Professional Studies Reserve Officer Training Corps The College of Arts & Sciences is the largest school, containing about 28% of the university's enrolled students.
Creighton's acceptance rate is 72.7%. In 2018, the university announced a Phoenix Health Sciences Campus, to open in 2021. Creighton competes in NCAA Division I athletics as a member of the Big East. Nicknamed the Bluejays, Creighton fields 14 teams in eight sports. Bruce Rasmussen is the Director of Athletics. Greg McDermott is the men's basketball program's head coach. Famous basketball alums include Paul Silas, Benoit Benjamin, Kyle Korver, Greg's son Doug McDermott, while famous former Bluejay coaches include Eddie Sutton, Willis Reed, Dana Altman; the women's basketball team won the WNIT championship in 2004. They play all home games on campus at D. J. Sokol Arena; the men's soccer team maintained 17 straight NCAA tournament appearances between 1992 and 2008. During that time, the Bluejays made three College Cup appearances, including one championship game appearance, they play all home games on campus at Morrison Stadium. Creighton's baseball team has one appearance in the NCAA College World Series.
Jim Hendry, the former general manager of the Chicago Cubs, was Creighton's head coach for its 1991 CWS appearance. The program's graduates include Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson; the women's softball team has had two appearances in the Women's College World Series and has appeared in six of the past eight NCAA Tournaments. Tara Oltman, the best pitcher in MVC history, was a three-time league Pitcher of the Year and finished her career with conference records for wins, innings pitched, appearances and complete games, she remains the only student-athlete in Bluejay history to earn first-team all-conference honors in four consecutive seasons. As of 2015, Creighton's enrollment was 8,435. From Creighton's Class of 2020, 14% count themselves as first-generation college attendees in their families. 26% are students of color, 56% of the class is female. The university has more than 200 student organizations: Phi Beta Kappa – National Honor Society Alpha Sigma Nu – Jesuit Honor society Sigma Pi Sigma – Physics Psi Chi – Psychology Phi Sigma – Biology Phi Sigma Tau – Philosophy Pi Sigma Alpha – Political Science Sigma Tau Delta – English Beta Alpha Psi – Accounting Eta Sigma Phi – Classics Alpha Psi Omega – Theatre Creighton Students Union is Creighton University's comprehensive student government, consisting of students from each of Creighton University's schools and colleges.
CSU has served as the student body's official voice to faculty and the outside community since 1922. CSU devotes significant resources to other student organizations, including a large part of its budget dedicated to funding student organizations; each school has its own student advising body for academic affairs. Inter Residence Hall Government was formed in 1984 by Steven Conroy and serves as the voice for all students who live on Creighton's campus. IRHG sponsors programs and legislative actions; the John P. Schlegel, S. J. Center for Service and Justice promotes weekly local community service projects and Spring Break service trips, student leadership development, education about contemporary justice issues; the center helped develop the Cortina Community, a sophomore intentional-living community named for Jesuit priest Jon de Cortina. Several vocal groups exist; the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, within the College of Arts and Sciences, houses a Chamber Choir, Gospel Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble and University Chorus.
The men's a cappella ensemble. The Creighton Dance Company's eclectic repertoire draws on classical ballet and modern dance and musical theatre dance; the Department of Fine and Performing Arts offers undergraduate degrees in Art History, Studio Art, Music and Musical Theatre. Several theatrical productions are held each year in the University's Lied Education Center for the Arts; the student newspaper The Creightonian, first published in 1924, is now published every Thursday during the school year. Student reporters, editors and designers produce the paper, covering campus news, sports, entertainment and photos. In 2007 and 2008, The Creightonian was named Nebraska's top college newspaper in the Nebraska Press Association contest. Staf
Georges Niang is an American-Senegalese professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. He was an All-American college player for Iowa State University. A three-year starter and two-year team captain, Niang capped off his career as the greatest players in The Tilton School history, amassing a school-record 2,372 points, he was a three-time First-Team All-NEPSAC Class AA pick, Niang was the 2012 NEPSAC Class AA Player of the Year. He averaged 25.1 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists per game as a senior, averaged 24.2 points and 8.2 rebounds as a junior and led his team to the 2011 NEPSAC Class AA championship with a 72-56 win over St. Mark's, he was named outstanding player of the tournament, scoring 23 points on 11-of-11 shooting from the field in the championship game. His team lost in the 2011 National Prep Championship to Notre Dame Prep, he played for the Boston-based BABC AAU team, the same program that featured former Cyclone and NBA player Will Blalock.
His BABC squad won one of the best AAU tournaments in the country. He was teammates at Tilton and in AAU with Nerlens Noel, they won four NEPSAC titles, one national prep championship, one AAU national championship and one Nike EYBL title in his career. Niang was considered one of the best players on the East Coast, ending his prep career as a consensus national top-100 recruit, he was ranked No. 42 by Lindy's, No. 56 by ESPNU, No. 69 by Scout.com, No. 69 by Rivals.com, No. 73 by Sporting News, No. 81 by CBS Sports in the 2012 prep national rankings. He had offers from Iowa, Texas A&M, Seton Hall committing to Iowa State. Niang was named to the Big 12 All-Rookie Team in his freshman year in 2013. In the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament, Niang broke the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, forcing him to sit for the remainder of the event; as a sophomore, he averaged 16.7 points and 4.5 rebounds as the third most prominent offensive weapon for Iowa State behind Melvin Ejim and DeAndre Kane.
Niang cut back on his calorie consumption in the 2014 offseason and slimmed down to 230 pounds from 260 pounds. As a junior, Niang led the team in scoring with 15.3 points per game to go along with 5.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. Seeded third in the 2015 NCAA Tournament, the Cyclones were upset by 14th seeded UAB in the round of 64 despite 11 points and seven rebounds from Niang, he instead decided to return for his senior season. "I was weighing it, but I want to be loyal to the program and didn't want to go out this way," Niang said. "I didn't want to leave my mark like that."Niang surpassed the 2,000-point threshold as a senior, averaging 20.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. He was named to the 35-man midseason watchlist for the Naismith College Player of the Year on February 11. During his college career, Niang achieved a number program records, including the first player to reach four-straight NCAA tournaments, the first two-time All-American, the career leader in games played and most wins.
On June 23, 2016, Niang was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 50th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. He joined the team for the 2016 NBA Summer League. On July 11, 2016, he signed with the Pacers. During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. On July 14, 2017, he was waived by the Pacers. On August 16, 2017, Niang signed a contract with the Golden State Warriors, he was waived by the Warriors on October 14, 2017. He was assigned by the Santa Cruz Warriors as an affiliate player. On January 14, 2018, Niang signed a two-way contract with the Utah Jazz to take up a spot held by former college teammate Naz Mitrou-Long. Throughout the rest of the season, he split his playing time between the Jazz and their NBA G League affiliate, the Salt Lake City Stars. On July 13, 2018, Niang signed a standard contract with the Jazz. Niang is the son of Alison Niang, his father was raised in Senegal. Iowa State Cyclones bio Georges Niang at draftexpress.com Georges Niang on Twitter
Grayson James Allen is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball at Duke University. In 2014, Allen was selected as a McDonald's All-American out of Providence School in Jacksonville, where he won a state championship the previous year, he won the McDonald's All-American Slam Dunk Contest, jumping over future Duke teammate Jahlil Okafor. During Allen's freshman season at Duke, he averaged 4.4 points per game and was named to the ACC all-academic team. Allen became a major contributor in the NCAA tournament. On April 7, 2015, he played in the championship game, scoring 16 points, including 8 straight. After the game, commentators cited Allen as one of the main reasons for Duke's win. Coach Mike Krzyzewski agreed. We were nine points down and Grayson just put us on his back."During the 2015–16 season, Allen was one of the best offensive players in the ACC, averaging 21 points per game and shooting 41% from three-point range.
He made 83.7 % of his free throws. Entering his junior season, Allen was considered one of the top returning players in college basketball, he was named to the Associated Press preseason All-America team and was the ACC media's pick as preseason ACC Player of the Year. During the 2016–2017 season, Allen averaged 14.5 points per game and shot 36.5% from three-point range. He played on average 29.6 minutes per game and was 81.1% from the free-throw line.. Allen received national publicity for intentionally tripping Louisville's Raymond Spalding on February 8, 2016. In the second game against Louisville that season, he exchanged elbows while scuffling for a ball on the ground and received a technical and ejection for yelling at a referee following his fifth foul on a charge call.. On Thursday, February 25, 2016, in the closing seconds of a 15-point win against FSU, Allen tripped FSU's Xavier Rathan-Mayes. A day Allen received a reprimand from the ACC for his second tripping incident in less than a month.
Prior to the start of his junior season, Allen stated that he was ready to put the tripping incidents behind him. He tripped Elon's Steven Santa Ana during their December 21 game. Allen was charged with a technical on the play; the next day, Coach Krzyzewski suspended Allen from the team indefinitely and subsequently stripped him of his team captaincy after Duke's game on December 31. Allen returned to play on January 2017, after being suspended for one game. On March 9, 2018, Allen was assessed a flagrant foul 1 in the ACC tournament for tripping North Carolina's Garrison Brooks with what was called a "hip check." On June 21, 2018, Allen was selected with the 21st overall pick by the Utah Jazz in the 2018 NBA draft. On July 2 Allen signed his rookie scale contract with the Jazz, he has been compared to Bob Sura. He made his NBA debut on October 22, 2018 against the Memphis Grizzlies scoring 7 points in 11 minutes off the bench. On April 10, 2019, Allen scored his career-high 40 points with seven rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in a 137–143 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
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Thabo Patrick Sefolosha is a Swiss professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. He has played in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder, Atlanta Hawks, in the Turkish Basketball League for the Fenerbahçe, in France for Élan Chalon, in Italy for Angelico Biella, in Switzerland for Tege Riviera Basket. In 2006, he became the first player from Switzerland to play in the NBA, in 2013, he was labelled the best Swiss basketball player of all-time by Swiss newspaper Freiburger Nachrichten. Sefolosha was born in Vevey, Switzerland to Patrick Sefolosha, a South African musician, Christine Sefolosha, a Swiss artist. In his youth, he has lived in several countries, he speaks French and English. Sefolosha was invited to join the junior Swiss national basketball team, at 17 he began a professional career with Tege Riviera Basket, in Switzerland's top domestic league. On a team trip to France, Sefolosha was approached by a French talent scout to play with Elan Chalon in the premier pro league in France.
Sefolosha spent his first year in Chalon-sur-Saône playing with the junior under-21 squad, which traveled alongside the senior club. The following year, he earned a rotation spot on the senior club, where he played 30 games and averaged 4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1 assist per game. The following season, Sefolosha earned a starting spot on the senior team, which he helped lead to a third-place finish in the French league, where his team advanced to the playoffs semifinals. During the season, he averaged 9.4 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal in 30.7 minutes per game. Before the start of his fourth season with Elan Chalon, a contract dispute between Sefolosha and the team arose. Sefolosha's agent and the team president could not reach an agreement on a new contract, so Sefolosha signed with Italian team Angelico Biella. "Last summer, I had the chance to re-negotiate my contract with the club. We were supposed to reach an agreement, but when my agent and the president started talking, they couldn't agree on a contract.
They wanted to keep me. That's. Yes, there was a little bit of trouble, but in the end it was OK." Sefolosha was taken with the 13th pick of the 2006 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers and promptly traded to the Chicago Bulls for the 16th pick, cash considerations. In an article on Bulls.com, Sefolosha was quoted saying "I was surprised when someone came up and said that I was the next to be picked. I thought maybe he had made a something, but a few minutes he came back and told me that not only was I going to be picked, but that I was going to be traded to Chicago, which got me excited."Former Bulls head coach Scott Skiles cited Sefolosha's wingspan and past pro basketball experience as reasons why the Bulls were interested in him. "Thabo's got great physical gifts. He's got tremendous length and has quick hands, he grabs your attention whenever you watch him play. It's easy to see. You can tell. He's eager to get after it."After the NBA summer leagues finished, ESPN asked several NBA talent scouts and executives to rank the summer league players and Sefolosha scored high.
"He excelled at just about everything", reported one of the professionals. "Thabo Sefolosha showed that he's going to be able to step in right away and contribute to the Bulls." On February 19, 2009, the trade deadline, Sefolosha was traded by the Bulls to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Denver's 2009 first-round draft pick, which Chicago used to draft Taj Gibson. Sefolosha was selected to the All-NBA Defensive Second Team for the 2009–10 NBA season. In October 2011, during the 2011 NBA lockout, Sefolosha signed with Fenerbahçe Ülker in Turkey, but only for Euroleague matches, his deal had an out-clause. He played 7 matches with Fenerbahçe Ülker during the 2011–12 Euroleague season. In 2012, Sefolosha and the Thunder were defeated by the Miami Heat. On July 15, 2014, Sefolosha was acquired by the Atlanta Hawks in a sign-and-trade deal, along with rights to Giorgos Printezis, in exchange for the rights to Sofoklis Schortsanitis. On January 31, 2015, he was ruled out for six to eight weeks with a strained right calf.
On April 9, he was ruled out for the rest of the regular season due to a fractured tibia suffered while being arrested by members of the New York City Police Department. On July 18, 2017, Sefolosha signed a multi-year deal with the Utah Jazz. On January 12, 2018, in Utah's 99–88 loss to the Charlotte Hornets, Sefolosha suffered a right MCL injury, he underwent season-ending surgery five days later. On April 3, 2018, he was suspended without pay for five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season, he played in domestic competition, regional competition if applicable. On April 8, 2015, Sefolosha and teammate Pero Antić were arrested outside a nightclub in New York City for interfering with police after Chris Copeland of the Indiana Pacers was stabbed in the abdomen following an argument. During the altercation, Sefolosha broke his right leg, he underwent surgery on April 16, to repair a fractured ligament damage.
On September 9, 2015, Sefolosha refused a no-plea bargain the prosecutor had offered him though his attorney, Alex Spiro, urged him
Donovan Vernell Mitchell Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Louisville Cardinals, he was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 13th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft and was traded on draft night to the Utah Jazz. During his rookie season, Mitchell was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team and won the 2018 Slam Dunk Contest. Donovan Mitchell was born on September 1996 to parents Donovan Mitchell Sr. and Nicole Mitchell. His father Donovan Sr. serves as director of players relations for the New York Mets. He has a younger sister named Jordan. Mitchell was born and raised in Elmsford, New York and attended Greenwich Country Day School in Greenwich, Connecticut. Mitchell played his AAU basketball for The City and Riverside Hawks programs based out of New York City. In 2010, Mitchell was present at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich when LeBron James announced he would sign with the Miami Heat.
Mitchell attended Canterbury School in New Milford, Connecticut for his sophomore year of high school before transferring to Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire for his junior and senior years. Along with basketball, he played baseball in high school for two years, but focused on basketball when he went to Brewster, a move which garnered him more attention from college basketball coaches, he committed to the University of Louisville to play college basketball. Mitchell decided to wear the jersey number 45, showing his appreciation for Michael Jordan, as 45 is the number Jordan wore for his baseball career and during the early part of his first comeback in 1995; as a freshman at the University of Louisville, Mitchell averaged 7.4 points, 1.7 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game. As a sophomore, he averaged 2.7 assists and 4.9 rebounds per game. Mitchell shot 46.3 percent from the floor, 35.4 percent from behind the arc and 80.6 percent from the free-throw line. He was named to the First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference.
After the season, he entered the 2017 NBA draft, but did not hire an agent. Mitchell was drafted by the Denver Nuggets with the 13th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft only to be traded to the Utah Jazz for the 24th pick and Trey Lyles. On July 5, 2017, Mitchell signed a four-year rookie scale contract with the Jazz. On July 11, 2017, Mitchell signed a multi-year shoe deal with Adidas; that day, Mitchell scored 37 points against the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2017 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, the most by any player during the 2017 NBA Summer League. In his NBA debut on October 18, 2017, Mitchell registered 10 points and 4 assists against the Denver Nuggets. On December 1, 2017, he scored a career-high 41 points in a 114–108 win over the New Orleans Pelicans, he set the Jazz scoring record for a rookie and became the first NBA rookie to score 40 points in a game since Blake Griffin in 2011. He surpassed Darrell Griffith's team-record 38 in 1981. Mitchell became the seventh rookie in franchise history to have a 30-plus point game, as well as the first to have a 40-plus point game.
On January 4, 2018, Mitchell was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for December 2017 after averaging 23.1 points, 3.4 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 34.3 minutes per game during the month of December. On January 15, 2018, Mitchell surpassed Karl Malone for most 20+ points games during a rookie season when he had his 19th 20+ point game. On February 2, 2018 Donovan recorded his second 40 point game of his rookie season against the Phoenix Suns, becoming the first rookie guard to notch two 40-point games since Allen Iverson in 1996-97. On February 5, 2018, Donovan was named by the NBA as an injury replacement for Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon for the 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, he won the contest scoring a 48 and 50 in the first round a 50 and 48 in the final round being the first rookie to win the contest since Zach LaVine. On March 1, 2018, Mitchell was named as the Western Conference rookie of the month for the 3rd time this season for games played in February.
On April 10, he set a rookie record for most three-pointers in a season with 186 three-pointers during a 119–79 win over the Golden State Warriors. On April 12, at the end of the regular season, Mitchell was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for March and April. In Mitchell's playoff debut against the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 15, he recorded 27 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists. However, during the game he bruised his foot and was questionable for Game 2, he ended up playing in Game 2, scoring 28 points, including 13 in the 4th quarter to lead the Jazz to a 102–95 win. Mitchell set a new record for points by a shooting guard in their first two postseason games with 55 points, breaking Michael Jordan's record of 53 points. Mitchell led the Jazz to a 4-2 series win over the Thunder, averaging 28.5 points a game on 46.2 percent shooting. His 171 points in the series were the third-most by a rookie in his first six playoff games, behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain.
His 38 points in Game 6 marked the highest scoring output by a rookie in a series-clinching win since 1980. On May 22, 2018, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. During the 2017–18 season Mitchell appeared on the cover of SLAM Magazine and is now starring in a documentary called "Rookie on the Rise"; the docu-series follows Mitchell on his race for the Rookie Of The Year. The series is available for viewing on Young Hollywood TV – a digital network available on Apple TV, Amazon Channels, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku; the series could be viewed on younghollywood.com, Facebook Watch, Young Hollywood’s YouTube page, Twitter and