At this point, much of Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell's story has been told, from how he didn't think he'd even get drafted until just a few months before last summer to how he slipped to No. 13 only to be a star for the Jazz so far.
But a less-known fun fact about the former Louisville Cardinal emerged a few days ago in a feature from CBS Sports' Brad Botkin. As it turns out, the first-year guard was nearby when LeBron James announced his famous (infamous?) 'Decision' to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat from a Boys & Girls Club in Connecticut in 2010.
Also of note in the story, Louisville Cardinals interim head coach David Padgett gives insight into how Mitchell became as good of a shooter as he is.
"He had a really flat shot, and it just wasn't a very consistent stroke," Padgett said of when Mitchell arrived on campus. "He spent two summers, every day in the gym, just working, working, working. He improved his arc. He extended his range. He turned himself into a great shooter. I give Donovan all the credit in the world, because he worked for everything."
Elsewhere from national media over the last few days as it relates to Mitchell, here's a 78-second video of some of his best highlights so far this season.
Why John Stockton was in Provo last weekend
Jazz legend John Stockton made a return trip to the Beehive State over the weekend, but his appearance flew largely under the radar and had nothing to do with the NBA team he played with for the entirety of his illustrious career.
Rather, Stockton was in Provo to watch his daughter Laura and the Gonzaga Bulldogs women's basketball team take on the BYU Cougars at the Marriott Center.
Laura Stockton scored five points, and, naturally, dished out a game-high eight assists (a season-high) as the Bulldogs won their 14th straight contest and snapped the Cougars' 23-game West Coast Conference home win streak.
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The Jazz's offense has been humming as of late, as they have scored more than 120 points in three consecutive contests for the first time since clear back in 1992.
A big reason: Good ball movement, and this pretty play against the Phoenix Suns is certainly a great example of it, as Utah used eight passes to get a wide open Derrick Favors dunk.