Donovan Mitchell Attended BYU Soccer Match To Support Alma Mater

Nov 21, 2019, 10:14 PM | Updated: Nov 22, 2019, 12:06 am
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PROVO, Utah – Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell has always been willing to show up to local sporting events since he became a member of the Jazz in 2017.

It’s one of the reasons, along with his elite play on the court, Mitchell has become a fan favorite to many here in the Beehive State.

👀 Donovan Mitchell spotted in Provo taking in his alma mater’s soccer match against BYU.

Posted by KSL Sports on Thursday, November 21, 2019

On Thursday night, Mitchell was in attendance at BYU Soccer’s NCAA Tournament match against Spida’s alma mater, Louisville. It was the first time Mitchell attended a BYU sporting event since his rookie season in Utah. As a rookie, Mitchell attended a BYU basketball game to support his old high school friend and former BYU player Elijah Bryant.

This time, Mitchell was in attendance at the pitch where he was located near the Louisville sideline throughout the match.

Mitchell discussed why he attends local sporting events in an interview with BYUtv, “One, on top of just visiting schools, I love watching sports. I love being part of the community, that’s one of those things that’s always been important to me. Then as far as giving back, it’s important to show face, to show support, because it inspires people. Just trying to find any way I can at events like this.”

BYU ended up defeating the Mitchell’s Louisville Cardinals 4-0. The Cougars scored all four of their goals in the second half. BYU now advances to face NC State in the Round of 16 in the tournament this Saturday at 6 p.m. at South Field in Provo.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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