Who are Donovan Mitchell's parents? Mother and father of Utah Jazz star revealed

Joshua Rogers June 10, 2021
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Who are Donovan Mitchell’s parents? Mother, father, and sister of Utah Jazz young superstar revealed.

Donovan Mitchell has established himself as an elite guard in the NBA since being drafted in 2017.

The 2018 Slam Dunk Contest winner is unquestionably one of the best guards in the league, capable of getting a bucket at any given moment.

His offensive prowess was on display in Game 1 of the Western Conferences semis against the LA Clippers, scoring 45 points in a narrow 112-109 series.

Ahead of the rest of the series, people want to know who Donovan Mitchell’s parents are, and if he has a wife.

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Donavan Mitchell’s parents: His father, Donovan Sr

Mitchell was born on 7 September 1996 to parents Donovan Sr and Nicole in Elmsford, New York.

Donovan Sr is the New York Mets director of player relations and was a former Minor League Baseball player.

He is also in charge of community enlargement with the Mets.

He now serves as a New York Mets executive in the baseball operations department as the director of player relations and community enlargement. 

Donovan Jr spent most of his childhood in and around Major League Baseball locker rooms in New York. It was during this time when he became comfortable with media attention and being around the press.

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Donovan Mitchell’s mom

Donovan Mitchell’s mother is Nicole Mitchell, who is of Panamanian descent. She is also a teacher.

Donovan and his mother have an extremely close relationship.

In a piece for the Players’ Tribune, the mother-son duo spoke candidly about their experiences together.

Donovan even joked that his mother used to ‘put him on a leash’ because of his boundless energy as a child.

Mitchell also wrote that his mother was skeptical the NBA was a viable career path for him, believing the odds were against him.

She wrote in the piece that she encouraged him to focus on his studies and be hopeful of a scholarship to play college basketball.

In 2020, Nicole and Donovan Mitchell also combined to help give back to the community.

On World Teachers Day, Donovan and Nicole Mitchell surprised two pre-schools – one in Connecticut and one in the Bronx – by giving gifts.

The schools received the All-Star guard’s new Crayola-inspired DON Issue #2 sneakers as well as a gift pack from Crayola.

“Teachers, as we all know, are so underrated, underpaid,” Nicole Mitchell said during an interview on the Today Show.

“Having taught through the pandemic for three months, it was challenging but we made it happen. Now these teachers are teaching the full year with this cloud over their head.”

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His sister, Jordan Mitchell

Donovan also has a sister, Jordan Mitchell.

She gave an interview a few years ago about her brother, and can also be found on Instagram.

Jordan Mitchell has more than 30k followers and is a keen fan of lacrosse.

Does Donovan Mitchell have a girlfriend or wife?

It is not known whether Donovan Mitchell is currently dating anyone.

Reports suggest he is single and has never been married.

Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.