Just a couple nights after breaking the Utah Jazz rookie record for points in a game, Donovan Mitchell continues his record-shattering spree. After another strong performance Tuesday night, Mitchell has made the most three-pointers through 25 games for a rookie in NBA history.
His 61 threes top prior rookies such as Damian Lillard, Allen Inverson, and Brandon Jennings. Mitchell is not only breaking records, but he is also breaking the hearts of NBA GMs who passed up on him in the draft.
The Utah Jazz organization continues to make giving back an emphasis of their identity, which is pretty awesome. This time it comes in the form of teaching young students basic coding skills as part of their STEM initiative.
Today @LHM and @utahjazz present Hour of Code event. Teaching 50 elementary school students basic coding skills @UVU library. Part of our support for #STEM initiatives. #DoingGood pic.twitter.com/cgCNJAWfAb— Utah Jazz Doing Good (@JazzDoingGood) December 6, 2017
Jazz President Steven Starks was quoted saying that the Jazz were going to emphasize Jazz fans in the entire state of Utah as opposed to just Salt Lake City. You may have noticed the Jazz PR team doing a few more stints in other areas in Utah (St. George, Logo, Provo, etc) over this past off-season as a sign of this emphasis. Should be interesting to see how they continue to do this going forward.
You may have noticed Donovan Mitchell broke Darrell Griffith’s Jazz rookie scoring record. It was only THE BIGGEST JAZZ NEWS THIS SEASON. Darrell Griffith spoke with the Salt Lake Tribune about the rookie, what he saw in him originally and what he hopes for him this season.
"I told the Jazz the night they drafted him: They got a jewel.”— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) December 6, 2017
One of Donovan Mitchell's biggest fans is Darrell Griffith, the only Jazzman to win NBA Rookie of the Year. A story on their relationship: https://t.co/0qQ3k0RfnG pic.twitter.com/GOtC4OIcZX
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims of the California wildfires. A recent tweets from Jason Collins revealed that the home of former Jazz legend Andrei Kirilenko had been lost in the fire. One can only imagine how it must feel to lose a home, even if it is someone extremely wealthy.