Donovan Mitchell Wears ‘Money Merrill’ Jersey In NBA 3PT Contest

Feb 17, 2024, 8:08 PM | Updated: Feb 20, 2024, 1:43 pm

INDIANAPOLIS – Donovan Mitchell gave a shout-out to former Utah State guard Sam Merrill in the Starry 3PT Contest on Saturday.

He repped a No. 5 Cleveland Cavaliers jersey with “Money Merrill” instead of a last name.

Sam Merrill is Mitchell’s teammate in Cleveland and has thrived in an increased role this season.

Merrill is shooting 44.2% from deep this season which is good for 10th in the NBA.

Two Cavaliers players, Mitchell and Max Strus, shoot more threes per game than Merrill but he is by far the most efficient.

With the Utah State guard on his back, the former Jazzman posted 21 points.

RELATED: Lauri Markkanen Falls Short In Three-Point Contest

The lowest score to advance was a 26 so Mitchell’s night was shortlived but he will make up for it as an East All-Star on Sunday night.

Another former Jazzman, Malik Beasley, also got knocked out in the first round with one less point.

Mitchell was drafted by Utah and played 345 games across five seasons with the Jazz. Beasley played 55 games for Utah last year before being traded and ending up in Los Angeles.

Damian Lillard broke multiple ties and went on to win it all for the second straight year.

RELATED: Weber State Legend Damian Lillard Repeats As Three-Point Contest Champion

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Chandler Holt is a co-host for the Jazz Notes podcast and a Digital Sports Producer for, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerHoltKSL or on Threads @chandlerho1t.

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