SALT LAKE CITY — From being featured on magazine covers to appearing in local commercials to jumping over comedian Kevin Hart, it’s no secret that Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell is becoming a star.
The NBA’s top-scoring rookie is now one of the subjects of a short-form digital docu-series.
Mitchell will star in Young Hollywood’s “Rookie On The Rise” video, which will provide behind-the-scenes access from his first NBA All-Star Weekend experience in Los Angeles where he won the slam dunk contest.
The series kicks off on Tuesday, April 3, and will include 15 original episodes with three 2-5 minute videos launching every week.
Numerous social media channels will air the series, including Young Hollywood TV, Amazon and Facebook Watch.
RECOVERY: Jazz guard Raul Neto continues to rehab from a left wrist fracture. The Brazilian floor general will be re-evaluated in a week after missing the last seven games with the injury. Neto is averaging 4.6 points, 1.8 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 39 games this season. Utah signed David Stockton, the son of NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton, to his second 10-day contract Tuesday during Neto’s absence. He logged two points in three minutes in Sunday’s win against Golden State.
PLAYING WITH A PURPOSE: Utah Jazz Ricky Rubio continues to use his voice to support the fight against cancer. The floor general will break out a custom pair of navy blue/white Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit low shoes designed by Salvador “Kickstradomis” Amezcua for Wednesday’s home game against the Boston Celtics. The sneakers pay homage to his mother, Tona Vives, and former coach Flip Saunders as well as the Jazz’s 5 For the Fight cancer charity, then he will auction off his game-worn shoes and uniform after the contest to support the cause.