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Donovan Mitchell Nearly Hits Home Run At Mets Stadium

May 22, 2019, 4:34 PM | Updated: 6:05 pm
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) celebrates a three during NBA playoffs in Salt Lake City on S...
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) celebrates a three during NBA playoffs in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)
(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.

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.

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.

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