David Zalubowski, Associated Press
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 99-91.


A familiar face will be on SportsCenter tonight.

Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell will be making an appearance on ESPN at 10 p.m. tonight with popular sportscaster Scott Van Pelt.

The league’s top scoring rookie is a regular on the network for his highlight dunks, as he averages 18.4 points per game.

Utah (17-24) is coming off a much-needed 107-104 win in Washington Wednesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak. He posted 16 points, five rebounds and four assists in the victory.

“We play well when people kind of count us out the most,” Mitchell said after the win. “When adversity is the strongest. That has just been our character and that's how we have been winning.”