Donovan Mitchell Nearly Hits Home Run At Mets Stadium
May 22, 2019, 4:34 PM | Updated: 6:05 pm
(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)
QUEENS, N.Y. – Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell was having some fun during his off-season being back home in New York.
Mitchell was doing some batting practice at Citi Field wearing a customized Mets jersey when he hit the ball all the way to the wall and was nearly a home run.
His father is the Director of Player Relations for the Mets.
— SNY (@SNYtv) May 22, 2019
Mitchell grew up playing baseball as well as basketball but in high school before committing to just basketball during his junior and senior seasons in high school.
He wears No. 45 to show his appreciation for Michael Jordan, who wore the number as a baseball player and early on in his comeback to basketball after playing for the Chicago White Sox.
The soon-to-be third year NBA veteran will be having a busy off-season traveling around the world to promote his signature shoe with Adidas.
— New York Mets (@Mets) May 22, 2019
Mitchell averaged 23.8 points per game this past season in 77 games played. The Jazz lost to the Houston Rockets in the first round of the NBA Playoffs in five games.
Always great to bring your kids to work 😊. Love the swing!!! https://t.co/AIgRBMvAIx
— Donovan Mitchell Sr (@DnJsdad) May 22, 2019
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