Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell enjoying the opportunity to learn from Team USA teammates
Mitchell shared that he’s learning different things such as playing efficiently, cutting off the ball, and playing better defense.
He’s picking up such things from his foes turned Team USA teammates and is looking to apply what he’s learned to his own game.
“Low turnovers, while finding guys. Being able to play off the ball and cut in space. Playing better defense,” Mitchell said, per Andy Larsen of The Salt Lake Tribune. “Just the fact that I’m able to learn from guys like Kemba, like De’Aaron Fox, like Kyle Lowry, who just won a championship, it’s incredible. Now it’s about taking what I see from them and applying it to my own game, and taking myself to that next level as well.”
Mitchell is part of the long list of players who’ll compete for the final 12-man roster who’ll compete in the FIBA World Cup in China. For the next five weeks, Mitchell will prove to the coaching staff led by Gregg Popovich if he deserves a spot to represent his country.
Whether he gets accepted or not, it can still be viewed as a great experience. After all, not everyone gets an opportunity to play with the best in the world.
And given Mithcell’s tenacity, he’ll come out better than before.