Utah Jazz rookie sensation Donovan Mitchell to visit Manila

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 14) — Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell is coming to the country for the first time on June 17.

The young elite scorer, who is a strong NBA Rookie of the Year contender, led all first year players in scoring with an average of 20.5 points in the 2017-18 season.

The 21-year-old Connecticut native also showcased his aerial creativity after winning this year's Slam Dunk Contest.

"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, in a statement.

Donovan is a brand endorser of adidas.

Donovan was instrumental in Utah's first round victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the playoffs. But the Jazz fell to the Houston Rockets after five games in the Western Conference quarterfinals.