Utah Jazz star rookie Donovan Mitchell was recently announced as a replacement for Aaron Gordon in Saturday night’s NBA Slam Dunk Contest, and he quickly showed why during the Rising Stars Challenge.

The 6’3″ guard showed off his ridiculous hops and ability to throw down vicious jams with this off-the-backboard dunk on Friday night:

The Louisville product is already one of the most entertaining players in the league and has led the Jazz to an 11-game winning streak.


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