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Donovan Mitchell named NBA All-Star

In his third season, the former Cardinal is headed to the All-Star Game.

Houston Rockets v Utah Jazz Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images

For the first, but more than likely not the last time in his NBA career, Donovan Mitchell is an All-Star.

The former Louisville star and Slam Dunk Contest champion was voted a Western Conference reserve by the league’s coaches. He earns the title while averaging a career-best 25.0 ppg for a Utah Jazz squad that is currently 32-15.

Earlier this season, Mitchell became the first player since LeBron James to register at least 4,500 points, 800 rebounds and 800 assists in his first 200 NBA games. That’s decent company.

Mitchell is just the sixth former Louisville player to be named an NBA All-Star, and the first since 1975. No former Cardinal has ever been an All-Star Game starter.

Congrats to Donovan on checking yet another box on his career accomplishment list.