Donovan Mitchell Signs Utah Jazz Rookie Contract

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistJuly 5, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - JUNE 28:  Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz speaks to the press after being selected in the 2017 draft at Grand America Hotel on June 28, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images) Donovan Mitchell
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Donovan Mitchell, the 13th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft on June 22, signed his rookie contract with the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.                   

Mitchell posted a picture of himself signing the deal on Twitter:

The 20-year-old University of Louisville product averaged 15.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.1 steals per game while shooting 35.4 percent from three-point range during his second and final season with the Cardinals. He earned first-team All-ACC honors for his efforts.

On Monday, he opened Utah Summer League play by scoring 23 points in 25 minutes against the San Antonio Spurs.

He knocked down 10 of his 17 shots, including three of six from beyond the arc, and chipped in five assists, three steals and two boards.

Mitchell told Kyle Goon and Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune last week he "fell in love with the attention from dunking" in his younger days, but he's no longer so interested in self-promotion.

"I just let the work speak for itself," he said.

Hayward's departure, which the forward announced Tuesday via the Players' Tribune, does open up some extra wing minutes for the Jazz. Mitchell will spend most of his time at shooting guard and is set to battle Rodney Hood and Alec Burks for playing time as a rookie.

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