SALT LAKE CITY — A young Donovan Mitchell fan wanted to stay up late to watch the sophomore Utah Jazz star — and now she is getting her wish.
In a video posted by Mitch Tulane, his daughter — Evie — is upset that she can't watch Mitchell, crying on the stairs and saying "Donovan Mitchell."
Tulane tweeted at Mitchell and the Jazz, saying "Evie is really upset that it’s time for bed and she would rather be watching @spidadmitchell"
The video went viral, and Mitchell himself saw the funny video and made sure that Evie would be able to watch him in the last regular season home game for the Jazz, against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, by offering the family free tickets.
Delon Wright posts second straight triple-double
Former Utah basketball player and current Memphis Grizzlies guard Delon Wright turned in his second triple-double in as many games in Memphis' 129-127 overtime loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Just a game after posting his first career triple-double — 26 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds — Wright did it again, leading the Grizzlies with 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists in the close loss to Dallas.
Former Lone Peak star Frank Jackson gets props from Zach Lowe
Frank Jackson has been much improved as of late with the New Orleans Pelicans, and ESPN NBA writer Zach Lowe has taken notice.
Lowe singled out Jackson in his new article "Ten things I like and don't like." Jackson was in the "like" category, with a caveat:
"Jackson's late-season surge has been one of those random enjoyable tanking season things. He averaged 15.5 points per game in March on 48 percent shooting, including 38 percent from deep.
He's undersized guarding most starting wings; his defense has been scattershot. He has hit only 31 percent from deep, and doesn't get to the line much.4 comments on this story
But he attacks the rim with a certain head-down fearlessness that could serve him well as a hybrid bench gunner. He has a handy floater, too. Jackson is worth watching — including in Summer League, where he should get to experiment with a larger ballhandling role," Lowe wrote.
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Former BYU baseball player and current Salt Lake Bees outfielder Brennon Lund made an amazing grab in Sunday's game against Albuquerque