VIDEO: Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell baptizes Rui Hachimura with the vicious poster
The impressive 22-year-old saw firsthand how explosive Mitchell can be around the rim, as he was served a nasty facial during the Wizards’ road game versus the Jazz at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
Mitchell freed himself up using a solid screen from fellow All-Star Rudy Gobert and proceeded to attack the rim. After getting momentum from a slick gather step, Mitchell stepped on the boosters and cocked the ball back with right hand.
— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) February 29, 2020
Hachimura came over the weak side to help but his efforts were simply too little too late. Mitchell baptized the Japanese stud with a thunderous slamma jamma that he won’t forget anytime soon.
Seems like the rook realized his fate while mid-air, as he pulled back from extending his arms to avoid a possible and-one play.
Despite getting posterized on Friday, Hachimura is actually churning out a solid rookie season so far. In 34 appearances, the 22-year-old Gonzaga alum has been averaging 13.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.6 assists.
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