Top NBA rookie Donovan Mitchell to visit Manila
MANILA, Philippines — Utah Jazz shooting guard Donovan Mitchell, one of the top contenders for the NBA 2018 Rookie of The Year award, is coming to the Philippines for the first time this Sunday, June 17.
Nicknamed as “Spida,” the 21-year-old Mitchell leads all rookies in scoring with an average of 20.5 points per game. His quick Manila visit will give his Filipino fans a glimpse into his life and how he uses creativity in the challenges he faces as a rookie.
“From claiming the 2018 Slam Dunk Champ title to leading in the 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year race, Donovan Mitchell has really inspired our basketball-crazy country and we can’t wait to welcome him to the Philippines,” said Jen Dacasin, brand communications and sports marketing manager for adidas Philippines.
Mitchell and the Jazz reached the playoffs this season where they bowed to the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semi-finals.