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Sacramento Kings | #15 | Guard

Davion

Mitchell

PPG

11.5

RPG

2.2

APG

4.2

PIE

7.4

6'0" | 202lb | 23 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

TRANSACTIONS/CAREER NOTES: An early entrant candidate selected in the first round (10th overall) by the Sacramento Kings out of Baylor University on July 29, 2021 ... signed multi-year contract with Sacramento on August 5, 2021.

BEFORE NBA

COLLEGE (Auburn/Baylor, 2017-21): Averaged 14.0 points (.511 FG%, .447 3pt%, .641 FT%), 2.7 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.9 steals and 33.0 minutes per game in 30 games (all starts) during his junior season at Baylor (2020-21) … Mitchell led the Bears to the 2021 NCAA Championship, while being named the 2021 National Defensive Player of the Year … Mitchell earned NCAA All-Tourney, NCAA All-Region, All-Big 12 First Team (2020-21) and Big 12 All-Defensive Team (2019-20, 2020-21) honors … Named 2020 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year during his redshirt sophomore season … Mitchell helped Baylor win its first national championship, recording 15 points, six rebounds and five assists in a 86–70 win against previously undefeated Gonzaga in the title game … He received the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Award, NABC Defensive Player of the Year and the Lefty Driesell Award as the top defensive player in the nation … Mitchell earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Big 12 honors ... as a Junior, earned 2021 All-America Third-Team honors (AP, NABC, SN) after leading Bears to first National Championship in program history … Swept National Defensive Player of the Year honors, earning Naismith and NABC Defensive Player of the Year and Lefty Driesell Award ... As a redshirt sophomore at Baylor, named 2020 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, All-Big 12 Third Team and All-Defensive Team after starting all 30 games in debut season at Baylor ... Honored as one of 10 finalists for Naismith Defensive Player of the Year ... Scored in double-figures in 15 of 30 games after doing so in two of 34 games during 2017-18 freshman season at Auburn ... Bears went 14-1 when he scored 10+ points and 11-0 when he posted 5+ assists ... Shot 35% (32-of-92) from 3-point range over final 26 games, improving from 26% (17-of-65) over first 38 collegiate games ... Freshman season at Auburn, played all 34 games off bench for 2018 SEC champion Auburn squad that won 26 games and went 13-5 in league play ... Ranked second on team with 18.4 assist rate and second in 2-point field goal percentage at .566 ... Played at least 20 minutes off the bench 12 times, all Auburn wins. HIGH SCHOOL: Consensus four-star prospect ... Ranked No. 33 nationally in 2017 class by 247Sports, No. 45 by Scout, No. 55 by Rivals and No. 61 by ESPN ... Played for coach Julian Stokes at Liberty County High School ... Helped Panthers to their first Georgia 4A state championship during 2015-16 junior season ... Averaged 24.2 points, 7.1 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 2.9 steals per game as junior, earning Savannah Morning News Boys Basketball Player of the Year honors ... Averaged 23.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 2.5 steals per game as senior while leading Liberty County to 22-6 record ... Scored in double figures in all 28 games as a senior, including 14 games with 20+ points ... Scored season-high 42 points on 14-of-31 field goals and 10-of-20 from 3-point range in win over Bradwell Institute ... MaxPreps Junior All-America third-team selection in 2015-16.

PERSONAL LIFE

Son of Earl Legette and Lakisha Mitchell ... nicknamed “Off Night” for reputation of forcing player he’s defending into having an off night.